The A Level Spanish course is split into two major components – AS and A2. The AS level may be sat as a separate qualification in its own right.
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 eleven tutor-marked assignments (known as TMAs).
There are accompanying CDs for both the AS and the A2 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.
The Spanish AS Level covers the AQA syllabus in five modules with the following titles:
The A2 level course consists of five further modules, as follows:
This course prepares candidates for the new AQA Spanish A level syllabus 2695, for examination in 2014 and later years. The full Advanced Level qualification comprises AS (1696) and A2 (2696). This syllabus has been chosen because it is the most suitable for distance learning.
Assessment for the AS is based on one 2-hour written paper worth 70% of the final mark (35% of A level) and a speaking and listening test worth 30% of the final mark (15% of A level).
At A2 level, similarly, Unit 3 consists of a two-and-a-half hour exam paper worth 110 marks, divided into three different sections: Listening, Reading and Writing (general) and Writing: Cultural Topics. Unit 4, the speaking test, will last for a total of 35 minutes, 20 of which are preparation time. A total of 50 marks are available for Unit 4. The test itself is divided into two parts: Discussion of a Stimulus Card (5 minutes) and Conversation (10 minutes).
There is no coursework.
Within A Level Home Education there are the following subjects