A Level Spanish · Edexcel (Pearson) (reformed)

Dates Available

Week 1: Monday 26 - Friday 30 March
Week 2: Monday 2 - Friday 6 April
Week 3: Monday 9 - Friday 13 April

Board 

Edexcel 9SP0

Length of Course

40 hours

Times

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.