Social issues and trends
Aspects of Hispanic society
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
Political and artistic culture
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
During the course, students will carry out two cultural studies from a selection of literary texts and films. The cultural studies currently being taught are:
Literary text: ‘Crónica de una muerte anunciada’ (Gabriel García Márquez).
Film: El laberinto del fauno (Guillermo del Toro).
The end of course assessment consists of:
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading & Writing (2 hrs 30 mins) 40% of A-Level
Paper 2 – Writing (2hrs) 30% of A-Level
Paper 3 – Speaking (21-23 mins) 30% of A-Level
Language lessons consist of many activities: Apart from reading, speaking, listening and writing, there are regular lessons in the language laboratory, where students will use authentic material to enhance language skills. Other authentic material such as the
Internet, newspapers, magazines, films, programmes and songs will also be a fundamental part of the course. As well as lessons with teachers, students will have an oral lesson each cycle with our Spanish language assistant, Claudia to help improve spoken Spanish. Students also have the opportunity to travel to Spain to experience an intensive Spanish language course in Salamanca and soak up the Spanish culture.