DATE: Wednesday 4 December 2019 4pm (1hr)
Wednesday 6 May 2020 4pm (1hr)


Provide your students with a boost to support the skills required for AQA A-level Spanish Paper 2 of the Spanish exam (also useful for AQA AS Level Spanish).

This webinar includes a set of notes which will be sent in advance for teachers to use with their students and which students will be able to use after the webinar to improve their exam revision.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with the opportunity to develop their awareness of what is required to critically analyse and evaluate a literary text or film in order to write an effective essay. There will be a targeted focus on concrete examples and strategies to apply in both the planning and the writing stage. Examples from the set list of texts and films will be used.


  • Access last minute exam technique tips to support you to achieve the very best result
  • Gain exceptional understanding of how to manage your time with planning, writing and checking an essay
  • Obtain top level strategies for producing excellent answers to essay questions
  • Best practice revision tips and guidance from an AQA expert
  • A set of revision resources that will be sent in advance of the course that you will be able to use immediately to support your independent studies


  • All students of AQA A-level Spanish


Introduction, welcome and sound check

Planning during the Paper 2 exam

  • Choosing and interpreting an essay question
  • Responding to different commands words
  • Developing an in-depth plan
  • What the examiners are looking for students to do – making sure you can hit the higher bands


  • Analyse plans


  • Write your own plan

Writing the essay 

  • Incorporating complex language
  • Critical appreciation: showing this appropriately
  • Structuring your writing


  • Mark example essays
  • What A and A* students do

Samantha Broom

Samantha is an experienced teacher of Spanish and French with extensive experience as Head of Department and an MA in Education. She specialises in teaching Spanish at both GCSE and A Level and has been involved in authoring resources for both Nelson Thornes (OUP) and Pearson. She is an examiner for A Level and has been heavily involved with the PGCE course at the University of Cumbria, including mentoring trainee teachers. Samantha has worked in both state and independent schools and she is an experienced presenter with a passion for using the target language in the classroom, as well as using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

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Spanish Paper 2