Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 43
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
- Theatre and cinema trips.
- KS3 Spanish Club.
- Study-work trips to Spain.
A level Spanish (Edexcel) allows students to further develop the language skills and knowledge they learnt at GCSE by
taking part in debates and cultural discussions, carrying out independent research projects and studying Hispanic culture,
history, society, literature and film. Students perfect their spoken and written command of Spanish and learn to
communicate at a more abstract and detailed level.
This qualification is suited to students passionate about Spanish language and culture and who enjoy exploring challenging
and mature topics and expressing their opinions on topical issues within the Spanish-speaking world.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Themes 1 & 2: explore the evolution of Spanish society and the political and artistic cultures of Hispanic countries. The film
‘El Laberinto del Fauno’ is also analysed in depth.
Themes 3 & 4: focus on immigration in Spain and the Civil War and Franco. Students also study the Mexican magical
realist novel, ‘Como Agua Para Chocolate’.
Independent Research Project: students carry out an in-depth study of a topic of their choosing related to Spain
or Latin America and present it as part of their speaking examination.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Spanish will open up an exciting variety of professional opportunities, as business across the globe continues to take place
at an increasingly international level. Examples of employment where language skills are particularly valued include
journalism and the media, law, medicine, engineering, business and marketing, ICT, sport and leisure, travel and tourism,
the civil service, teaching, immigration and customs and the diplomatic service.
Grade 7 – 9 in GCSE Spanish. A native Spanish speaker with another GCSE language at grade 7 – 9 could also undertake
Listening, reading and translation into English.
Written response to works (1 literature essay,
1 film essay) and translation into Spanish.
Speaking (stimulus card and Independent