A Level Spanish · Edexcel (Pearson) 

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April
Week 2: Monday 6 - Friday 10 April 
Week 3: Monday 13 - Friday 17 April

Edexcel 9SP0

Length of Course
40 hours

9am to 6pm daily

The aim of this Spanish revision course is to develop sound exam techniques while revising the A level content as per the Edexcel (Pearson) specification. Particular attention will be given to grammar and vocabulary related to the following prescribed topics:

  • Changes in Spanish-speaking society: family; education; work; tourism
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world: media; music; festivals; traditions
  • Immigration and the multicultural society
  • The Civil War, Franco's dictatorship and the transition to democracy
  • Describing a film and a book: Techniques on writing about a Spanish film and book

Two hours each day will be devoted to the various aspects of Spanish grammar which cause most difficulty. These will include: verb tenses; use of indicative and subjunctive; conditional and “if” clauses; use of infinitive; passive; pronouns; articles; adjectives; adverbs and prepositions.
The remaining hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:

Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing

Listening Section

Students will be set tasks from past papers requiring non-verbal answers (e.g. true or false exercises) as well as responses in both English and Spanish.

Reading and Writing Section

Students will be set exam-like tasks requiring non-verbal answers and responses in Spanish. They will also be given translations tasks and cloze tests from past papers, i.e. exercises testing their knowledge of grammar and translation texts.

Paper 2 Writing

Students will practise their writing skills and translation skills by answering exam-like questions based on the A level topics above. They will receive feedback and advice on how to write essays in Spanish.

Paper 3 Speaking

As in the exam, speaking practice will include oral questions on articles printed on stimulus cards, as well as general conversation on the AS topics listed above.