SPANISH

Course Entry Requirements

Please follow the link below where you can find our current entry requirements for this course:

Course Entry Requirements

 

Overview of Course Content

Over the two years, the following Themes will be covered:

1. Aspects of Hispanic society: current issues and trends.

2. Artistic culture in Hispanic society

3. Aspects of political life in Hispanic Society

 

The exam will take place at the end of Year 13.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (50%)

Paper 2: Written response to a literary work and a film (20%)

Paper 3: Speaking (30%)

 

During the course, authentic foreign language materials are used to practise the Reading and Listening skills. Aspects of contemporary society, culture and the heritage of Spain and Spanish speaking countries are also studied. Opportunities will be presented to develop understanding and awareness of issues relating to spirituality, morality, ethics, health, immigration, Hispanic society and Europe.

 

Spanish A Level allows students to become effective communicators, speak and write Spanish for a range of different situations and purposes and express facts, ideas, opinions and information fluently in Spanish. Students will also develop skills associated with an independent research project as part of the Speaking exam.

 

Why study Spanish at A Level?

  • Spanish is a major language for trade and culture in Europe and South America
  • Spanish is widely spoken in the USA along with English
  • The experience of developing advanced language skills is interesting and intellectually challenging
  • An A Level in Spanish is extremely favourably regarded by both universities and employers

 

Future Pathways

An A Level in Spanish can lead to a career in translating and interpreting, the diplomatic and civil services, HM Forces, the law, teaching and academic research, marketing, journalism, retail, librarianship and archives, bilingual secretarial work, travel and tourism, international trade and public relations to name but a few!

 

There is an opportunity for students to take part in an exchange programme run by El Instituto Cervantes (the Language and Cultural National Institute for Spanish speaking countries) and / or the Don Quijote organisation who organise an exchange with Spain and South America.

 

Employability Skills

Effective oral and written communication skills - in two (or more) languages

Adaptability: understanding cultural differences

Maturity and independence

IT skills

Good learning strategies

Team-working / responsibility / initiative

Adaptability, understanding of different cultures