Those of us teaching A Level Spanish in England and Wales using the EdExcel board, we have to prepare students to write an essay in the exam on a chosen cultural topic. I have been teaching the film ¡Ay, Carmela! by Carlos Saura. I love this film because of its cultural depth and the fast array of things that students can learn from it. In a site I created a few years ago I have already posted a variety of resources to support teaching this film (on an old blog which now seems to have disappeared but I see my resources sometimes on the mflresources forum), but here I want to share some exemplar essays I have produced to help students get an idea of the sort of thing they should write as well as the PowerPoint I use. They are not prefect by any stretch of the imagination, but they provide some extra support + hopefully someone else might find them useful sometime. The video clips are hopefully embedded in the PPT – I cannot post them on YouTube for copyright reasons.
POWERPOINT: ¡Ay, Carmela! EXAMPLE ESSAYS: RBE el concierto nacionalista EXAMPLE OF ESSAY RBE mujer EXAMPLE OF ESSAY RBE música EXAMPLE OF ESSAY RBE protagonista EXAMPLE OF ESSAY RBE tema y relevancia hoy EXAMPLE OF ESSAY