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Y11 Head Start Activities for A Level Spanish
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Y11 Head Start Activities for A Level Spanish

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This is a one page compendium of 15 differentiated activities on line to keep students engaged in Spanish post their Spanish GCSE. They are geared towards independent learning, no input from the teacher. It is ideal as summer work in preparation for the A Level. The activities include on line courses, podcasts, articles, videos, etc on topics such as Spanish customs, curiosities about the language, translation traps, current affairs and even a short course on art. All for the price of a sandwich and saving you a lot of work! I KINDLY ASK THAT YOU RESPECT COPYRIGHT, I HAVE INVESTED A LOT OF TIME DOING THIS. A similar compendium with activities at higher level for A Level (Y12, or post A Level) can be found here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/y13-moving-on-academic-activities-for-he-12299397
El ciberespacio: notas de revisión (AQA new A Level Spanish)
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El ciberespacio: notas de revisión (AQA new A Level Spanish)

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Following the success with the first instalment, this is the second instalment of a series of revision notes for the preparation of the new A Levels (AQA). The notes are a compilation of ideas from subtopics, with plenty of ideas sourced from the students themselves. They can be used for the preparation of the listening and reading, or for the stimulus cards. The idea is that students revise the vocabulary and key ideas grouped together by context. I hope it is useful for you and your students. The third unit revision notes have also been published in TES. Kindly respect copyright and do not distribute freely. Your feedback is welcome. Happy teaching and learning!
La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)
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La convivencia: notas de revisión (new AL2 AQA)

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Revision notes on multilingualism and multiculturalism in Spain (linked to peaceful coexistence); ways to promote "la convivencia escolar", including the context of Hispanic students in the USA,etc. There is also a section on threats to peaceful coexistence, such as ciberislamophobia, separatism, ETA and corruption. I have included some notes on the gypsies in Spain, slightly altered from what I included in the notes for "El racismo". This is so that students can make the conexion between both themes. Happy teaching and learning! Blanca
El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión
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El Racismo (new A Level): Notas de revisión

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As promised, here are the revision notes for this topic. Useful to prepare speaking cards, revise concepts, ideas, cultural information, etc. I have included notes on racism against indigenous people, the homeless and gypsies too, apart from the obvious. Also, examples of racist language, campaigns, etc. It seems to me that AQA could have labelled this topic better, for example "hate crime" as it is wider than just hate against "race". Happy teaching and learning, Blanca.
La influencia de los ídolos: notas de revisión
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La influencia de los ídolos: notas de revisión

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This is the fourth installment of revision notes for the new A Level. You can use it for preparation of speaking cards, to revise for end of unit tests or for a final revision. I have kept the format as clear as possible so that students can highlight the notes if they wish to. If you liked this resource, you will find revision notes for the other units under my name too. Please leave a comment after you purchase the resource. All feedback welcome. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca
Speaking cards, general questions and situations La identidad regional (AQA)
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Speaking cards, general questions and situations La identidad regional (AQA)

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This is the 5th instalment of stimulus cards, questions and an exercise for improvisation in preparation for the AQA oral exam. **Please note there might be a problem seeing the preview. TES are aware of this and are trying to solve the issue.** The stimulus cards focus, amongst other subtopics, on the celebration of El Día E (Día del español); el "tapeo", regional stereotypes ("Ocho Apellidos Vascos");the waste of food in La Tomatina... This time I have put more emphasis on the students being critical and analytical, as they would have moved to the second part of the AS and they are more able to make comparisons, deductions, etc. The cards include the source so that they can not only be practiced in class but could be used for background reading prior to the preparation and practice. The general questions are self explanatory! Finally, I have included an exercise for improvisation where students have to say/write the opposite and can develop arguments as detailed as you ask them! I welcome any feedback on this resource or any of the series (they are all published in TES). Hopefully, they will make your life easier and your students will feel challenged, enjoy and learn with them. Hasta la próxima, Blanca
La igualdad de sexos: notas de revisión (AQA)
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La igualdad de sexos: notas de revisión (AQA)

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This is another instalment of revision notes in preparation for the new A Level exams. They can be used to revise vocabulary in context, refresh ideas about the topic, to prepare speaking cards, to read before embarking on an exercise, etc. Kindly respect copyright and do not distribute freely. Your feedback is welcome. I hope you find my collection of resources useful, particularly the speaking cards. I welcome any comments here or to:bgp@stbrn.ac.uk Hapy teaching and learning!
Scheme of Work (AQA) - A Level Spanish. Teacher and Student versions
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Scheme of Work (AQA) - A Level Spanish. Teacher and Student versions

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If you are new to teaching and /or you want to update your scheme of work to the latest teaching research theories and the new OFSTED framework, this is what you need! Editable documents included This is a 2 year scheme of work for the A Level Spanish AQA course following the upcoming new OFSTED Inspection framework and based on the latest Theory of Knowledge (latest scientific research on learning). It sounds scary but it isn’t! The curriculum overview summarizes the concepts that students have to grasp, the grammar that accompanies it, as well as the generic skills and activities that they acquire/improve/do in class. Each of the topics also has a “refining”(knowledge) section, which is basically a recall of things learnt previously and that you should include in your teaching. Finally, there is a section explaining why the topic is being taught/learnt. The new OFSTED framework stipulates that students are assessed on knowledge and also skills, hence a box explaining the common skills you can use to do so. I have also created a friendly version for the students, so that they can follow the programme of studies with you. There is a complete breakdown of all the grades per skill (based on June 2019 exam boundaries), advice on independent learning, boxes to write results and targets for mock assessments, etc. The final page details the qualities of an excellent linguist (they need to know what to aim for, I suppose:!)… Kindly respect copyright. This has been hours of extra work, and** I mean to make it accessible for all by pricing it low.** I’m not a banker but I would like some reward for my work and it helps to pay the bills! Any comments or questions welcome (I’m in the Facebook A Level Group). As always, enjoy! Blanca
Los movimientos populares: Notas de revisión (new A Level)
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Los movimientos populares: Notas de revisión (new A Level)

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Revision notes on this "bodrio" of a theme! I have tried to simplify as much as possible a subject that I believe is not too appealing for the majority of students. You can use the revision notes in a variety of ways: students make flash cards with them, to introduce a subtopic, to revise vocab in context, for ideas for the IRP, etc. A set of stimulus cards and general questions complements these notes, but both usable as individual resources. Feedback on this resource always welcome. And thanks for those who are showing continuous support for my work. Enjoy, Blanca
Los valores tradicionales y modernos (UPDATED): notas de revisión (AQA)
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Los valores tradicionales y modernos (UPDATED): notas de revisión (AQA)

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This is the first in a series of revision notes. They are a summary of key information/ideas and not a collection of data. They revise ideas for the speaking cards and also key vocabulary in context. They can be used in preparation for end of unit tests, mock exams and for the real exams. The updated version contains a section on women and work and on gender violence. Kindly respect copyright and do not distribute freely. Your feedback is welcome.
El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión
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El patrimonio cultural: notas de revisión

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This is the last set of revision notes for the new A Level. It is meant to be a resumé as you can imagine, since the "patrimonio" is such a vast topic. However, I hope that it give grounds for the students to prepare speaking cards, to revise vocabulary and provide some ideas for the individual research project. I will also be publishing revision notes for the second year of the A Level, so please visit my shop again. And if you have missed it, I have an invaluable collection of speaking cards mirrowing the exam. These are also available in TES as cheap as £2 per unit or purchased for the year at £10. If you enjoy my resources, please encourage your colleagues to support me. Many thanks for all your comments. Happy teaching and learning. Blanca.
La Casa de Bernarda Alba: two model essays
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La Casa de Bernarda Alba: two model essays

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These are two model essays for La Casa, one on the main themes and the other on the character of Adela. They are an AL1 question but can easily be adated for AL2. I hope you find them useful.
Los temas en El Laberinto del Fauno
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Los temas en El Laberinto del Fauno

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A document containing notes on the main themes explored in the film. I gave this to my students before exploring examples. If you found this resource useful, please thank the community by uploading one of your own.
AS Spanish Revision Guide
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AS Spanish Revision Guide

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UPDATED. Based on rockmonkey’s excellent Y12 Spanish Booklet, I have made my own version. This is for the old AQA but it has things that you might be wanted to use in the new. Please forget my plagiarism (particularly rockmonkey) but you inspired me! I suppose that is part of the game! I hope you find it useful.
Y13/12 Moving on Academic Activities for HE
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Y13/12 Moving on Academic Activities for HE

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This is a one page compendium of on line activities to keep Y13 working in preparation for a degree linked to Hispanic Studies. They can also be issued for Y12, summer work. The activities are varied, including on line courses, articles, videos, radio programmes and podcasts. Some of topics are: working as a translator for a controversial political figure, philosophy, the arts, legalization of drugs, etc. They are geared towards independent learning, no input from the teacher. Students will be able to keep their skills alive whilst extending their learning following their completion of the AS/A Level course. For Y12, it would be a clever addition to their UCAS portfolio. I KINDLY ASK THAT YOU RESPECT COPYRIGHT, I HAVE INVESTED A LOT OF TIME DOING THIS. All for the price of a sandwich and saving you a lot of work! A similar resource for Y11 is here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/y11-head-start-activities-for-a-level-spanish-12299364
Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural
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Speaking cards and questions El patrimonio cultural

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Here is the final installment (hoorrayyyy!!!) of stimulus cards , general questions and one little exercise practicing making questions for the new A level. You will see the cards are varied in content, always trying to think a bit out of the box! The other installments are also available in TES. The first set on "Los valores tradicionales y modernos" contains sample questions (I have ploughed through every possible card on this planet so I hope I got them all!). You would have noticed these questions follow a pattern, so I have tried to reproduce it on my cards. There are revision notes/ general notes accompanying this card (useful for the students to prepare the cards independently). These are also available in TES. I hope you find them useful and your £2 save you a lot of work. Any comments, as usual, are welcome. happy teaching and learning! Blanca
Speaking cards  and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)
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Speaking cards and general questions Los valores tradicionales y modernos (AQA)

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"A great resource for the price of a sandwich!" This is a booklet with stimulus cards, question starters and general questions on the topic "Los valores tradicionales y modernos" aimed at and tailored for students. It is based on the AQA board and the Oxford University Press AS textbook. The booklet contains a summary of the exam structure (separately for AS and AL), eight sample stimulus cards, questions starters and general questions on the subtopics. I have also included the source of the material in many of the stimulus cards, so that students can do extensive reading on the topic. The resource can be used in class or to set homework. I have created this booklet as there are only a few stimulus cards in the AQA site and as a teacher I need more resources than these to practice in class. Also, the type of questions in the new oral exam is very different to the old: they require a more precise response to the card, they test their knowledge of the culture and society and they are generally more challenging! I hope this resource helps teachers with their workload and it gives students an opportunity to practice and prepare for the exams. I welcome any feedback on this resource, either on this site or privately at: bgp@stbrn.ac.uk. You will find more cards in TES for units 2, 3 and 4. Thanks for your support.
AL2 Revision notes (ALL UNITS)
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AL2 Revision notes (ALL UNITS)

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This bundle includes all the revision notes for the SECOND year of the new A Level Spanish (AQA). Normally sold separately at £3 each.
Monarquías y dictaduras: notas de revisión (new AL2)
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Monarquías y dictaduras: notas de revisión (new AL2)

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Updated 30.08.18 to include Catalonia’s referendum and Pedro Sánchez. This is a very dense topic so I have created a set of concise notes to help students digest key information. As part of the notes, there is a brief summary of films about the war and key dictators in Latinoamerica. The notes would be useful to prepare speaking cards, as a starting point for the IRP or for backgroud knowledge of some cultural topics (El Laberinto, for example). They are also useful for end of unit revision or final exams. The format is deliberately simple to aid adaptation. Your comments are always welcome. Happy teaching and learning! Blanca
Speaking cards, questions and game La convivencia (new AL2 AQA)
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Speaking cards, questions and game La convivencia (new AL2 AQA)

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A set of 10 cards touching upon a variety of sub-topics including Toledo as a a city of three cultures, Lavapiés (a suburb in Madrid) as an example of a successful diverse quarter , the santería, threats to social coexistence, etc. Many cards have links to newspaper articles that students can read to prepare the card or for extension reading. This is followed by general questions that allow students to reflect on knowledge of the world around them as well as that of the Hispanic world. The game consists of a serious of statements that students have to place the context for and analyse. I have also published revision notes for this topic. Happy teaching and learning, Blanca