There are ten days left for thousands of Andalusian students to experience one of the most nervous nights of their lives. With the perspective of time they will end up realizing that it was not something so dramatic either and that it happens quickly, and in most cases satisfactorily, but in the hours before the Selectivity 2021 starts , from June 15 to 17 It will be difficult, almost impossible, to control that tingling in your stomach and that head turning over everything you have studied…and what the lottery can bring you in the choice of topics for each subject.
Something is clear. The tests will be very similar to the one proposed last year, at that time when the coronavirus began to give us a break and they let us leave the house after applauding the toilets for more than two months from our balconies and windows. Spanish Language and Literature II, History of Spain, Foreign Language, Latin, Philosophy are some of the tests that the students will face and from which we try to offer some clues with the topics that fell last year
Spanish Language and Literature II
Yes you are not used to reading newspaper articles or other publications, it would still be a good idea that during this next week you soak up everything that falls into your hands because journalistic textsThey are a classic in the Spanish Language and Literature II test. Texts in which you can demonstrate your capacity for expression and analysis on a highly topical topic or with a powerful historical base.
Last year the students had to choose between analyzing an editorial from the newspaper ‘El Pais’ about the loneliness of the elderly population or breaking down a fragment of ‘The Back Room’, by Carmen Martin Gaite. In addition, memory also plays an important role in the test, having to develop a topic to choose from four options. In 2020 they were the following: a) the novel from 1975 to the present day; b) poetry from the 1970s to the present day; c) theater from the beginning of the 20th century to 1939; d) novel from 1939 to the 70s
. History of Spain
The History of Spain exam includes epigraphs that are already classics of Spanish education and that are almost always represented in some of the questions. The Constitution of 1812 is one of them, so you would do well to review it well if this year you are on the list of students preparing for Selectivity. In 2020 the exam, to be developed, how could it be otherwise, included four topics from which the students had to select one.
Namely: a) The liberal revolution in the reign of Elizabeth II. Carlism and civil war and construction and evolution of the liberal state; b) The restoration regime and the characteristics of the Canovas system; c) The Dictatorship of Primo de Rivera (1923-1930); Democratic governments in the period between 1979 and 2000. Awide offer with extensive periods of our history to be able to focus on the one that we handle best according to our tastes, interests or knowledge.
Foreign language (English)
Regarding the foreign language exam, in this case English , it is always important to manage the widest range of vocabulary possible, as well as the different verbal forms , the structures of the sentences and elements that serve as a connection between the different paragraphs when making your composition. Because if there is one thing that is clear, it is that you will have to make a compositionof a certain number of words on a topic that they give you to choose. Prepare some already defined lines from home and that serve you in a generic way regardless of the topic you choose can help you face the test with greater ease and tranquility.
In 2020 the examiners offered a text on the history of chocolate ‘A Brief history of chocolate’ and another literary one entitled ‘The Vision’ on which to work on the use of the passive , rewrite sentences without changing their meaning or finding errors. The topics for the 120-word essay were How would you like to celebrate a special occasion
and Is it better to stay single or get married
Required and Optional Subjects
To complete the compulsory phase of the test we have the option of choosing Mathematics II, Mathematics applied to Social Sciences, Fundamentals of Art II or Latin II . In the case of the latter, in 2020 they asked what literary genre The Eunuch belongs to or the translation of a text from Julius Caesar’s The Gallic Wars.
For its part, we also find a string of optional tests that you can take to complete / improve your final grade: Biology, Geology, Physics, Chemistry, Technical Drawing II, Greek II, Business Economics, Geography, History of Art, Audiovisual Culture, Performing Arts, Design and History of Philosophy. In 2020, classics such as Descartes, Kant and Platon fell in the History of Philosophy exam.
Dates, times and duration of the exams in Andalusia
First day: June 15 / July 13
Spanish Language and Literature II at 8:30 am. Duration. 1 hour. 30m
History of Spain at 11.00. Duration 1h. 30m.
Foreign language (access phase) at 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h. 30m.
Second day: June 16 / July 14
Fundamentals of Art II at 8:30 am. Duration 1h. 30m.
Latin II at 8:30 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Mathematics II at 8:30 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Greek II at 11:00 a.m. Duration 1h. 30m.
Mathematics applied to Social Sciences II at 11.00. Duration 1h. 30m.
Physical at 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
History of philosophy at 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Third day: June 17 / July 15
Technical Drawing II at 8:30 am. Duration 1h.30m.
Business Economy at 8:30 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Audiovisual Culture II at 8:30 am. Duration 1h.30m.
Biology at 8:30 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Foreign language (admission phase) at 11.00. Duration 1h.30m.
Design at 11:00 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Geography at 11:00 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Chemistry at 11:00 a.m. Duration 1h.30m.
performing artsat 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Geology at 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
History of Art at 1:30 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Examination due to time incompatibility at 5:00 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Exam for time incompatibility at 7:00 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
Exam for time incompatibility at 9:00 p.m. Duration 1h.30m.
For those interested in taking the exams in two tests that coincide in schedules, three time slots are established on the afternoon of the last day of exams to be able to take these tests and opt to improve their grades.
Court notes and claims
Final gradesThey will be published on the websites of the respective universities involved in the process at 8:00 am on June 24 . For the extraordinary call, the results of the tests will be published on July 22.
The cut-off marks are established by the last applicants who are admitted to each specific degree and center and depend on the number of places offered, the number of applicants who apply for them and the qualifications they certify. Here you can consult the notes of the last list of admitted, which were published in autumn 2020 , according to the Single Andalusian District.