Code: 7784


This 60 minute webinar is designed for all AQA A Level Spanish  students who are looking for that final extra reinforcement and boost, prior to exams, with key advice, techniques and tips from a current A level Spanish examiner on accessing the top marks in Paper 2.

This interactive webinar will provide your students with the opportunity to fine tune their preparation in  what is required to critically analyse and evaluate a literary text or film in order to write an effective essay which gains good marks.  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


4.00pm – Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05pm – Planning during the Paper 2 exam

  • Choosing and interpreting an essay question
  • Understanding what different questions require from a candidate
  • Developing an in-depth plan
  • Understanding what the examiners are looking for students to do
  • Breaking down the mark scheme
  • Including key quotes

4.20pm – Example

  • Analyse example essay plans and questions for a film and a set text
  • Identify the useful features of the plans
  • Examples used: Laberinto del Fauno and La Casa de Bernarda Alba

4.25 pmActivity

  • Write your own plan for an example essay question

4.35 pm – Develop skills to write your essay 

  • Structuring your writing using the PEEL technique
  • Using complex language in any essay
  • Critically analysing and showing this in your response
  • Checking your work once you have finished

4.45 pm – Activity

  • Mark example essays
  • Identify key features that you can put into your own essays

Samantha Broom

Samantha is a current examiner with a leading examination board. She is an experienced teacher of Spanish and French with extensive experience as Head of Department and excellent results . 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. 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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