Spanish

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

It will move you on from GCSE and by A-Level you will be able to speak and write with fluency.

Lesson activities are varied, we regularly use mobile technology such as phone apps and online software.

Weekly individual oral lessons with our Spanish assistant who is from Peru.

You will learn about and understand Spanish-speaking culture, which will be a great asset when applying to university to do a range of course from sciences, through humanities to the arts.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Aspects of Spanish-speaking society, Spanish artistic culture, a Spanish film.

Year 2 (A-Level) – Multiculturalism in Hispanic society, aspects of political life in Hispanic society, Dictatorships in Latin America, a Spanish book.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – one comprehension exam 40% marks, one essay exam 30% marks; one speaking exam 30% marks.

Year 2 (A-Level) – one comprehension exam 40% marks, one essay exam 30% marks, one speaking exam 30% marks.

 

PROGRESSION

Many university courses, even those not directly linked to a language, regard very favourably the intellectual and the cultural assets of a young person who has studied a language at an advanced level. A language will enhance your CV leading to greater opportunities in apprenticeship and employment.