Course Overview The A Level course in German centres on effective communication (both spoken and written), as well as giving students an insight into…
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The A Level in Spanish centres on effective communication (both spoken and written) as well as giving students an insight into the culture and tradition of the Spanish speaking countries. Students are exclusively taught by native speaker teachers and in the second year have additional time for speaking practice with the language assistant.
Oral and written papers combining listening, reading and writing.
Standard entry requirements, plus grade 5 in GCSE Spanish or a similar level of competence. Grade 5 in GCSE English Language preferred.
£25 for textbooks and approximately £480 for an optional trip to a Spanish city. A dictionary for work at home is advised, plus optional field trips.
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
During the first year, the following broad topic areas are studied: Stereotypes, Equality and Gender, Modern World Issues, Aspects of Artistic Culture and you will study a contemporary Spanish film.
In the second year three new themes are covered: Law and Order, Medical Advances and related ethical issues, Aspects of Political Culture and you will also study a literary text.
You are also encouraged to supplement your programme with the Extended Project.
Find out about The Extended Project
Many of the students who have taken AS and A-level Spanish over
recent years have gone to study modern languages at university or
taken a degree involving Spanish and another subject (e.g. Law, International Relationships, Business and many others).
Last year students went on to a variety of destinations including university places at Bath, Bournemouth, Exeter, Westminster, Chester, Northampton and Cardiff.
Employers value the skills that students of Spanish have gained at A-level which include the ability to pay attention to detail, communicate effectively and the ability to extract information from a wide range of texts.
There are a wide range of opportunities for students who can speak another language, including roles in international business, translation/interpretation, editing/proofreading, travel and tourism, hospitality, foreign service and teaching.
A key course for students planning to study or work in a Spanish speaking country, or continue on to University to study languages and related subjects. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level.