Spanish A Level

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Spanish A Level2019-05-28T08:31:47+00:00

Why choose Spanish?

Spanish, the first language of 22 nations and 300 million people, is developing rapidly as a language of increasing importance here in Britain, not only because of the many links through tourism but also because of the development of Spain as an important trading nation and improved relations with Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Resources & Facilities

  • Large computer room
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities
  • Various Language learning software
  • Data projectors in all rooms
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website

Teaching and Learning Styles

  • Extensive use of Spanish in the lesson
  • A wide variety of subjects including aspects of contemporary society
  • Weekly oral lesson

Exchanges

Students have the opportunity to participate in an exchange with Santiago in Spain in order to improve their fluency and listening skills. Some of the exchange activities directly aim to support the syllabus.

Assessment

The A Level will be assessed by external exams in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. The course includes options in Cultural Studies.

Katarzyna GorskaGimnazjum nr 72, WarsawSpanishSpanish is the second most spoken language in the world and shares Latin roots with other European languages, such as French, giving me a valuable asset of basic understanding of these languages.  The topics are interesting and they offer an insight into Spanish Culture and everyday life.  The knowledge of Latin-based words allows me to use and interpret more sophisticated terms in my other subjects, English Language and Literature and Philosophy.Throughout the course, I have gained an extensive Spanish vocabulary, enabling me to speak to and understand Spanish native speakers.After College, I plan to take a gap year to find work experience related to translation.

Katarzyna Gorska

Spanish - Gimnazjum nr 72, Warsaw
Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world and shares Latin roots with other European languages, such as French, giving me a valuable asset of basic understanding of these languages. The topics are interesting and they offer an insight into Spanish Culture and everyday life. The knowledge of Latin-based words allows me to use and interpret more sophisticated terms in my other subjects, English Language and Literature and Philosophy.Throughout the course, I have gained an extensive Spanish vocabulary, enabling me to speak to and understand Spanish native speakers.After College, I plan to take a gap year to find work experience related to translation.

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study a Spanish degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study Spanish with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies, History, Politics or even Music and Sciences. Almost any combination is possible!

Fluency in a foreign language will open doors to top universities in the UK and will increase your employment opportunities in Britain, as well as in Spanish-speaking countries

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Spanish5GCSE Spanish at grade 5 or above.Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.Spanish Exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£300-£370 for 8-11 days).

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