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Cambridge International A Level Spanish Language & Literature (9844) helps learners to develop language proficiency in Spanish to a CEFR Independent/Proficient User level. Learners will further improve their communication skills as well as intercultural awareness. The syllabus:
The syllabus year refers to the year in which the examination will be taken.
This syllabus replaces Cambridge International A Level Spanish (9719). The last assessment of Cambridge International A Level Spanish (9719) will be November 2023.
Our review of Cambridge International AS Level Spanish Language (8685), Spanish First Language (8665), Spanish Literature (8673) and A Level Spanish (9719), which included feedback from our schools and universities around the world, showed that we need to make it easier for teachers to choose the most appropriate course for their learners depending on their existing level of competence in Spanish.
In response, we have redesigned all elements of the syllabus to develop language skills at the levels of the CEFR framework (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
Teachers also told us that they wanted the course to have fewer components and a greater focus on literature as this provides appropriate preparation for higher education. Consequently, we have streamlined the assessment; the syllabus now has three papers, each testing one of the AOs: Reading, Writing and Literature.
This is a standalone syllabus. Candidates cannot carry forward any results from AS Level Spanish Language (8022) to this syllabus.
For full details of the changes, please see the 2024-2026 syllabus above.
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