Year 13

A2 Level French & Spanish

Students of French and Spanish A2 Level follow the same Scheme of Work regardless of language. We aim for students to have 6 lessons a week (depending on group size) and students will have some dedicated time with a native speaker assistant.

The course consists of a number of complementary units in which the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing are developed simultaneously. The course will help develop general study skills, but most of all students learn to communicate at a higher level in their chosen MFL. They will also learn much more about a wide range of aspects of the societies in which French & Spanish are spoken.

Content of the course

The course consists of a number of complementary topics, divided as follows:

The Environment
  • Pollution
  • Energy
  • Protecting the planet
Multi-cultural Society
  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Racism
Social Aspects of today’s society
  • Wealth & poverty
  • Public order
  • Impact of scientific advances
Cultural Topics
  • 2 Cultural Topics relevant to a French/Spanish speaking country, which can be:-
    • A film
    • A play / poem
    • A novel
    • A piece of art
    • A period of history
    • A region

Exams

The exams are taken at the end of Year 13. The A2 consists of two units:

Listening, reading and writing – 2 hours 30 minutes (70%)

Speaking Test – 35 minute test (including 20 minutes preparation time) (30%)

Apart from these formal exams, students will also have regular end of unit assessments, vocabulary tests and mini speaking presentations to prepare in order to monitor progress carefully, and to build up confidence in preparation for the exams.