Spanish

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • Spanish is a  global language with an estimated 437 million native speakers. The world’s second most spoken native language after Madarin Chinese.
  • Varied activities in lessons using online technology such as AQA Kerboodle , Google classroom , Quizlet , Kahoot etc…
  • Weekly one to one oral lessons with our Spanish assistant.
  • We provide a vibrant linguistic experience in a welcoming and reassuring environment.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Family, technology, women and LGBT rights, idols, Spanish festivals and traditions, Hispanic music ,art and architecture; a Spanish film : “Ocho apellidos vascos”

Year 2 (A-Level) – Immigration, racism, integration, young people and politics, Spanish dictatorship and the monarchy, dictators in Latin America, trade unions and popular movements; a Spanish book : “ La casa de Bernarda Alba”

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – a  listening and reading comprehension exam; one essay exam; one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher) 

Year 2 (A-Level) – a listening and reading comprehension exam; two essays exam; one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher)

 

PROGRESSION

Universities highly value the intellectual rigour and skills of an A-Level in a modern language.  Universities now offer a wide range of combined subjects such as Spanish with Natural Hazard Management / Psychology / Politics / Law / Maths /  History  / International business / Medicine. The ability to use languages has been highly prized by employers. Modern languages graduates have the edge because of their transferable skills and ability to communicate in a highly competitive global business market.