Spanish

The Spanish language adds a different flavour to my thoughts, a rhythm that makes them more vibrant.” – Juan Manuel Santos

Subject information

ENTRY DETAILS

Exam board: Pearson Edexcel A-Level

Specification: Pearson Edexcel A-Level in Spanish (9SP0)

HOW I WILL BE ASSESSED?

Examination: This course is examined in June of Year 13

COURSE DETAILS

ASSESSMENT OVERVIEW, DURATION AND WEIGHTING

Paper 1 – Listening, reading and translation

Paper 2 – Written response to work and translation 

Paper 3 – Speaking

Exam Papers % of IAL Assessment overview

Paper 1: May/ June (Y13) (2h)

40% – 80 marks

SECTION A: Listening (30 marks): Understand listening documents and answer the multiple-choice questions and short-response questions. SECTION B: Reading (30 marks): Understand reading documents and answer the multiple-choice questions and short-response questions. SECTION C: Translation into English (20 marks) of a text of Hispanic culture and society or Spanish history.

Paper 2: May/ June (Y13) (2h and 40 mins) 

30% – 120 marks

SECTION A: Translation into Spanish (20 marks) of a text of Hispanic culture and society or Spanish history. SECTION B: Written response to works (literary texts)(50 marks). SECTION C: Written response to works (film) (50 marks)
  • In sections B and C students are expected to write an essay about the movie and the book, demonstrating their comprehension and analysis of the works, as well as showcasing their writing skills, including summarising, organising ideas, and presenting arguments using the PEEL method.

Paper 3: April/ May (21-23 mins)

30% – 72 marks

TASK 1 (5 mins preparation):
  • Discussion on a theme about hispanic culture or Spanish history. They will discuss with the examination for 6-7 minutes.
TASK 2 (10-11 mins):
  • Part 1: Independent research presentation: Present in 2 minutes what the research is about and the main lectures consulted to do the research.
  • Part 2: Independent research discussion: discuss about the research with the examiner showing a deep comprehension on the lectures.

WIDER READING

  • Barefoot, S.; Mee, D.; Morcillo Laiz, M.; Thacker, M., (2016) Edexcel A LEVEL Includes AS SPANISH, Hodder Education, London, UK
  • García Márquez, G. (1967) Cien años de soledad, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Barcelona, España
  • Roca, P. (2013), Los surcos del azar, Astiberri Ediciones, Bilbao, España
  • Preston, P. (2016) La guerra civil española, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, Barcelona, España