Qualification type: A Level
Entry criteria (GCSE grades)
Spanish AS and A Level gives you the opportunity to further develop your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as gain knowledge of the country and its culture and recent history. You will study a range of topics such as music and the media, education and recent Spanish history and society. You will also study a film and a book in depth. You will be encouraged to discuss issues and to justify different points of view. To help you with your speaking, you will have the opportunity to work in small groups with a native speaker. The languages faculty is running a popular Spanish exchange, with a school in Seville. You will also be invited to attend any A Level conferences in the area.
AS: Changes in Spanish society, music and culture, including a Spanish film.
A Level: Multiculturalism and immigration and an aspect of Spanish history. There will also be in-depth study of a text.
How the course is assessed
There are two written and one spoken examination. The first written exam will include listening, reading and a translation into English. The second will include a translation into Spanish and essays about a film or book studied.
Students who have studied Spanish make attractive employees and are also well equipped for further study at university. Many students study Spanish in conjunction with other subjects such as History, Philosophy, Law, Business and International Relations. Language skills are currently in great demand, both in business and international contexts and in education.
At least 53 British universities offer Spanish courses leading to a degree. As part of a degree course in Spanish, you will have the opportunity to study, work or travel to Spain and/or South America.
Teacher responsible: Miss A Andrades-Galvez, Mrs S Green, Miss G Cesarano