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
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.
The A Level will be assessed by external exams in reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. The course includes options in Cultural Studies.
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 Name||Maths GCSE Req.||English GCSE Req.||Other Req.||Desirable Qualifications||Skills & Attributes Required for Success||Guidance on Costs or Commitments|
|Spanish||5||GCSE 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).|