CCEA Specification




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Context 1: Relationships

Within this context, students at AS should have the opportunity to understand and explore issues in Spanish such as:

  • different family structures;
  • roles and responsibilities within families;
  • pressures on families;
  • breakdown of the family unit;
  • working parents;
  • generational issues;
  • different types of personal and interpersonal relationships and societal attitudes to them;
  • gender roles in society;
  • young people and their problems in society; and
  • topical issues

Context 2: Health and Lifestyle

Within this context, students at AS should have the opportunity to understand and explore issues in Spanish such as:

  • physical well-being: diet/exercise;
  • personal responsibility;
  • consequences for risk-taking behaviour including smoking, alcohol and drugs;
  • mental well-being: dealing with stress/pressure;
  • self-harm;
  • interests and entertainment
  • options and opportunities available;
  • personal participation;
  • benefits of hobbies/interests for the individual;
  • travel;
  • positive and negative impacts of travel on the individual and on society; and
  • contemporary and topical issues.

Context 3: Young People in Society:

Within this context, students at AS should have the opportunity to understand and explore issues in Spanish such as:

  • influences on young people: peers/family/friends/school/religion;
  • popular culture and media:television/cinema/magazines/music/press/advertising;
  • cultural identity: understanding own culture and cultural differences;
  • school life: pressures and challenge;
  • dealing with school pressures;
  • personal responsibility for learning;
  • career planning: aspirations/intentions;
  • understanding the education system;
  • understanding other education systems; and
  • contemporary and topical issues.