Spanish A Level

Spanish A level Student listening to audio in library

This Home Educated Spanish A level is perfect for students who are looking to further expand their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language.

The A Level Spanish course is split into two major components – AS level (1st Year) and the 2nd Year course. The AS level may be sat as a separate qualification in its own right.

There are accompanying CDs for both the AS and the 2nd Year (full A-level) Spanish courses, offering the opportunity to practise Speaking and Listening skills. Tutors offer additional one-to-one practice in this respect. Students also enjoy access to the Kerboodle resources, published by Nelson Thornes, as part of the basic course fee.

Oxford Home Schooling can also offer a course to match the AQA Spanish A level syllabus 2695, for examinations in  2017 (the last year for this specification).  Please ask our Student Advisers for details.


Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study.

Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self-assessment questions. There are thirteen tutor-marked assignments (known as TMAs)

AS:

M1 The Evolution of Spanish Society

M2 The Political and Artistic Culture of the Spanish-Speaking World

M3 Literature choice: Bodas de sangre by Lorca

M4 AS Listening, Reading and Translation

Part 2: Additional Topics for A level

M5 Immigration and Multicultural Sapnish Society

M6 Franco’s Dictatorship and the Transition to Democracy

M7 Literature choice: Crónica de una muerte anunciada by Gabriel García Márquez

M8 A-level Listening, Reading and Translation

 


The Spanish A level exams are assessed in May/June each year. This AS specification is examined for the first time in June 2017 and the ‘A’ level specification is examined for the first time in June 2018. No end date has yet been set.

AS:

Unit 1 (8SP0/01) Listening, Reading and Translation: 40% of AS. 1 hour and 45 minutes written examination.

Unit 2 (8SP0/02) Written response to works and translation: 30% of AS. 1 hour and 40 minutes  written examination.

Unit 3 (8SP0/03) Speaking: 30% of AS. Total assessment time: between 27 and 30 minutes.

A level:

Unit 1 (9SP0/01) Listening, Reading and Translation: 40% of A level. 2 hour written examination.

Unit 2 (9SP0/02) Written response to works and translation: 30% of A level. 2 hour and 40 minutes  written examination.

Unit 3 (9SP0/03) Speaking: 30% of A level. Total assessment time: between 21 and 23 minutes.

Oxford Home Schooling can also offer a course to match the AQA Spanish A level syllabus 2695, for examination in  2017 (the last year for this specification).  Please ask our Student Advisers for details.


Course Fees for Modern Foreign Language (MFL) A levels

Total Cost Deposit Instalments
One MFL ‘A’ level
£475
£95
8 of £47.50
Two MFL ‘A’ levels
£900
£180
8 of £90

What does the fee cover?

Your fees purchase a complete Oxford Home Schooling study pack together with tutor support.

Full tutor support includes:

  • The marking of a series of assignments
  • Written answers to specific study problems
  • Telephone contact, if required, to support the course materials
  • A ebook copy of the supporting text for the duration of your course*
  • Up to 2 and a half hours of oral examination preparation*

The fee does not cover:

  • Additional textbooks
  • Examination entry
  • Delivery outside the UK mainland

*This is specific to MFL subjects

Spanish A Level and Home Education FAQs

The Spanish Course has been specifically written to prepare candidates for the Edexcel examination boards Spanish A level Qualification. The syllabus numbers are

  • As level –8SP0
  • A level –9SP0

Oxford Home Schooling can also offer a course to match the AQA Spanish A level syllabus 2695, for examination in  2017 (the last year for this specification).  Please ask our Student Advisers for details.

When you start your course with us you will agree an examination date or dates with your Student Adviser.  Your support period is then up to this examination date.

Normally speaking we would expect students to have a minimum of 4 good GCSEs in order to start the Spanish A level course.  This must ideally include a grade B or above in Spanish GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent

If you feel you have other qualifications  or experience which would enable you to start the course, please call one of our student advisers on 0800 0111 024 and we can discuss your suitability for the course.

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