What will you study
In addition, A level students will follow a guided studies option in which they must undertake 2 studies from the following options:
Either: A The World of Cinema Or: B The World of Literature Or: C The Regions of Spain. Throughout the AS and A Level courses students will also study the grammar of the language.
AS Level: Contexts studied
(a) Leisure and Lifestyles: travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy and unhealthy living
(b) The Individual and Society: relationships, gender issues, youth culture, education, vocational training and future careers
A Level: Contexts studied
(a) Environmental Issues: technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling, sustainability
(b) Social and political Issues: the role of the media, racism, immigration, social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work.
Who is the course for?
Students who have shown enthusiasm and an aptitude for Spanish at Key Stage 4.
Students who wish to pursue their studies of languages or combine their language learning with another course of study (e.g. law, business, media).
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including a minimum of Grade C or above in GCSE Spanish. Prospective students will be expected to have sat the Reading and Listening elements of the GCSE examination at Higher Tier. An interest in learning about the culture and customs of Spain and Spanish speaking countries is also desirable.
How you will be assessed
SN1 ORAL Examiner led discussion of topics / General conversation
SN2 LISTENING READING & WRITING Listening & responding, reading & responding, grammar tasks, translations, essay
SN3 Structured discussion / Oral presentation and discussion of film/book/region
SN4 Listening & responding, reading & responding, translation, guided studies essay
Continue your study of languages at degree level, combining it with a new language or another subject (e.g. law, journalism, sciences, economics, business). Languages are increasingly valuable in the workplace and can increase your chances of future employment.