Spanish — Year 12

 

Spanish Overview

Term 1: Theme 1. Unit 1. The Evolution of Spanish Society

In this unit students will study ways in which:

- different types of family exist in modern-day Spain

- different attitudes to marriage exist in Spain today

- different situations exist that may threaten family environments

Students will complete an end of unit assessment on content covered. This will consist of: a listening and reading comprehension, a translation and a vocabulary test on key terms.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - using paper and online bilingual and monolingual dictionaries - organising notes for A-Level - memorising key vocabulary

Create a supportive community:

Students will become more sensitive to, and aware of, contemporary societal changes in Hispanic countries allowing them to reflect on the modern family unit in the United Kingdom.

Term 2.1: Theme 1. Unit 2. The World of Work

In this unit students will study the world of work. The following topics are covered:

- the current situation of young people in Spain in relation to work

- job opportunities for young people within the different sectors of the Spanish economy

- the positive and negative aspects of jobs in Spain, especially gender (in)equality

End of unit assessment to consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (Spanish to English)

- vocabulary test on key expressions

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies through this unit of work: - consolidating reading strategies: summary of skills learnt so far - participating fluently in a conversation, showing a good command of repair and circumlocution strategies - translating accurately from Spanish to English

Create a supportive community:

Students, through looking at the current (un)employment situation and discrimination in the workplace in Spain will develop their own understanding of British issues of workplace (in)equality.

Term 2.2: Theme 1 Unit 3. The Impact of Tourism in Spain

In this unit students will study the impact of tourism on the society, environment and economy of Spain. The following topics are covered:

- the changes in the impact of tourism on Spanish society over the last 50 years

- the relationship between tourism and the environment

- the economic benefits of tourism in Spain

End of unit assessment to consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (Spanish to English)

- vocabulary test on key expressions

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Through the study of this unit the following strategies will be developed: - how to translate accurately from English to Spanish - how to summarise information successfully - how to find and use relevant material online

Create a supportive community:

Students will learn about the impact of Spain being the second most visited country in the world. Tourism in Spain today is a major contributor to the national economic life accounting for 6.4% of Spain's GDP. This unit will allow students to reflect upon, and compare, their preconceptions of Spanish tourism.

Term 3: Theme 2. Unit. 4. Culture in the Hispanic World

In this unit students will cover music. The following topics are covered:

- the influence of singers and musicians and changes in music styles

- some aspects of Spanish guitar music

- the impact of the tango on popular culture

- some Spanish and Latin-American dances and their impact on popular culture

End of unit assessment to consist of:

- reading and listening comprehension

- translation (English into S[anish)

- vocabulary test on key expressions

- Task one card of speaking exam

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - listening to Spanish, a summary of the most useful strategies - comparing and contrasting viewpoints and adding your own opinion - extending vocabulary using a variety of techniques - dealing with A-level reading comprehension

Create a supportive community:

Students will develop their interests in Hispanic music which will further develop their understanding of colloquialisms and linguistic turns of phrase making them more relatable, and better able to communicate, to native speakers.

Term 4: Theme 2. Unit 5. Means of Communication

In this unit you will study the media. The following topics are covered:

- the impact of television in general, including soaps

- the present and future situation of the Spanish press and its impact in the digital age

- the impact of social networks on the life of Spaniards

End of Unit Assessment:

- reading and listening comprehension

- Translation (Spanish into English)

- Vocab test based on key vocab

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop the following strategies: - listening for the examination - answering questions in Spanish and drawing inferences - researching an event or series of events

Create a supportive community:

Students are introduced to Hispanic media and this increased exposure to native language speakers and TV and radio programmes allow students an insight into the different cultures and interest of Hispanic people.

Term 5: Film Study

Through studying 'El laberinto del fauno' by Guillermo del Toro this term, students will:

- develop a detailed understanding and appreciation of film, by writing critical and analytical responses in Spanish.

- produce responses that show critical appreciation of features such as:

- key concepts and issues

- characterisation;

- form and technique of presentation, e.g. effect of narrative voice in prose text, effect of camera work in film

- social and cultural setting; as appropriate to the work studied

- present viewpoints, develop arguments, draw conclusions, analyse and evaluate in writing

Students will complete at least 3 essays on 'El laberinto del fauno' from a variety of question choices and they will complete a vocab and translation assessment.

  • Spiritual
  • Moral
  • Social
  • Cultural
Develop the individual:

Students will develop knowledge about matters central to the society and culture, past and present, of Hispanic countries. Students will also develop the ability to mediate between cultures and between speakers of the language and speakers of English.

Create a supportive community:

By studying film we are enabling students to equip themselves with transferable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will empower them to proceed to further study or employment.