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Devonport High School for Girls

Head of Department

Mrs D Broadbent BA (Hons), PGCE, MA (Ed)

A Level Course Outline

This course aims to give candidates an excellent grounding in all aspects of the Spanish language with the opportunity to develop ability and confidence in the four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Furthermore, the specification aims to stimulate greater cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America.

Higher Education and Career Opportunities

Spanish A level will be a valuable asset in a variety of degree and career areas including Law, Accountancy, Business, Media and Teaching. Most Spanish degrees involve a year abroad in Spain or Latin America.

Course Content

Examination Board



Full details of the specification and assessment criteria can be found on the AQA website

Spanish AS - 7691
Spanish A - 7692

What is assessed:  Aspects of Hispanic society.   Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

AS Level

Paper 1

Listening, reading and writing
Written exam: 1 hr 45 mins - 90 marks 45% of AS 


Paper  2

Writing (one literary text or film from set list)

Written Exam: 1hr 30 mins - 50 marks 25% of AS


Paper 3 


Oral exam: 12–14 minutes - 60 marks 30% of AS

What is assessed: Aspects of Hispanic society, Artistic culture in the Hispanic .  Multiculturalism and aspects of political life in Hispanic society

A Level

Paper 1

Listening, reading and writing

Written exam: 2 hrs 30 mins - 100 marks 50% of A level


Paper 2

Writing (one literary text and one film or two texts from set list)

Written Exam: 2hrs - 80 marks 20% of A Level


Paper 3

Speaking (including individual research project)

Oral exam: 21-23 minutes (+5mins preparation time) -
60 marks 30% of A Level