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SPANISH A LEVEL

Studying Spanish at A Level will build upon the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills you developed during GCSE and will further extend your knowledge of Spain and Spanish culture. The course will see you researching information, practising your spoken Spanish through the discussion of a variety of topics and contemporary issues and taking part in debates. You will also have the opportunity to get some of your ideas down on paper and enhance your written Spanish. You will reuse and extend your GCSE grammar using a variety of resources including TV, radio, literature, internet and film.

Studying a modern foreign language undoubtedly increases your career opportunities and can be combined with almost any other subject. You can go on to study language degrees or combined degrees with subjects such as Law, European studies, Business Studies, Technology or Engineering. Fluency in a foreign language is a prerequisite for
access to many jobs in tourism, international business, marketing and finance. It can also be used to facilitate foreign travel.

Course Outline

The AS is a one year course which comprises of four units of work: Social issues and trends; Artistic culture; Grammar; Works: Literary texts and films.

The A Level is a two year course which comprises of four units of work: Social issues and trends ; Political and artistic culture; Grammar; Works: Literary texts and films.

Assessment

The AS is assessed after one year with three exams:
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing (45%) with a paper of 1 hour 45)
Paper 2 – Writing (25%) with a paper of 1 hour 30)
Paper 3 – Speaking (30%) with a speaking exam of between 12-14 minutes

The A level is assessed after two years with three exams:
Paper 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing (50%) with a paper of 2 hours 30)
Paper 2 – Writing (20%) with a paper of 2 hours) (one
text and one film study or two texts)
Paper 3 – Speaking (30%) with a speaking exam of approx. 20 minutes

Requirements

Minimum grade B full course GCSE in Spanish.