The Spanish AQA A level course develops and builds on the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills acquired at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.
The approach is a focus on how Spanish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change. Aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic culture in the Hispanic world. In addition, further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism. Students also study aspects of the political landscape including the future of political life in the Hispanic world by focusing on young people and their political engagement. Students will develop their knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where Spanish is spoken, and their language skills. They will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish. Moreover, students will spend time reading and analysing a novel in the target language as well as studying a film. Both of these works will link with the various themes covered.