What topics will A2 Level Spanish students study?
We recognise the importance of students passing this crucial final stage in order to progress to university, further education or the world of work. A2 Level Spanish focuses on the following elements: further topical issues (including Spanish regions, the environment, immigration, tourism, government and politics), the study of two texts (usually one film and one literature), improving knowledge of the different autonomous regions in Spain and consistent practice of past exam papers.
Special emphasis is placed on essay writing techniques as well as film and literary influences, character analysis, authors and film directors and textual styles. Students will also analyse many themes and issues arising from both texts and understand the related concepts.
Students will be taught all core modules of reading, writing, speaking and listening. Emphasis will be placed on revising grammar constructions, verb tenses and vocabulary, as well as employing a range of opinions in order to demonstrate to the examiner that he or she can proficiently handle the demands of Spanish at A2 Level.
How will A2 Level Spanish students be prepared for exams?
We will follow the appropriate syllabus of the exam board with the relevant A2 Level textbook, booklets, vocabulary worksheets and past exam papers. Special attention will be placed on formulating and developing ideas and opinions, understanding underlying concepts and justifying reasoning. Students will be taught mind-mapping techniques, exam objectives, how to learn from mistakes, improving translation skills so that sentences aren’t simply translated word for word, essay writing and planning, understanding what examiners are looking for and how to check work.
The Spanish Academy has a database of past exam papers and listening MP3 resources for all exam boards in England and Wales. We also have a library of the literary texts and DVDs that students will be studying on the syllabus.