Spanish AS/A Level

Spanish AS/A Level

In the two year A Level course you will engage in a wide range of activities and skills in lessons which will be delivered by native speakers. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of aspects of the society and history of Spain as well as other Spanish-speaking countries. The course will focus on social issues, politics, current affairs and intellectual culture, past and present, through literature and cinema. It will also help to develop your critical thinking skills with critical analysis and evaluation of the above topics.

The AS course is a stand-alone qualification which will not count towards the A Level final grade. This course covers two of the four themes of the A Level course.

At A Level Spanish you will also need to demonstrate your ability to conduct research on a subject of personal interest.

You will have the opportunity to speak Spanish in the classroom and in small conversation groups. In addition to speaking in class, you will have a session with the Spanish assistant once a week. You will become confident in the use of tenses and complex grammatical structures. You will broaden your vocabulary and will develop translating skills. There will be an opportunity to take part in a week of work experience in Cordoba in the second year.

Additional
Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish or equivalent qualification.
Assessment
Listening, reading, and writing papers and speaking exams.
Progression
AS and A level Spanish can be studied in combination with virtually every other subject. Beyond A level, Spanish can be studied in its own right at Degree level, where you will also have the opportunity to embark upon languages spoken with the Iberian peninsula such as Catalan, Basque, Galician and Portuguese. Added to this are the numerous options offered within Latin American Studies and when coupled with other subjects such as Business, Marketing, Law, Leisure and Tourism amongst many others, will make you a very attractive proposition to prospective employers.

In terms of careers, there is a wide range of opportunities for Modern Foreign Language graduates such as banking, law, translating, European Parliament, international business, teaching, journalism, insurance, bilingual secretarial work, fashion, travel industry, etc.