Spanish

Expand your universe!

Ludwig Wittgenstein said, "the limits of my language are the limits of my universe."  Spanish is spoken by at least an estimated 350 million people around the world and is currently the 4th most commonly spoken language worldwide.  The A level course will further your linguistic and cultural knowledge and allow you to join the global Spanish community.

Subject Content

Social issues and trends - AS

Political and artistic culture - A2

Grammar

Cultural Topics

Works: literary texts and films:

‘El laberinto del Fauno’, Guillermo del Toro - AS

‘La casa de Bernarda Alba’, Federico Garcia Lorca - A2

Course Overview
Year 1

Introduction to reading and listening skills developed through theme-related texts and materials plus the study of a film.

Framework for developing skills in:

* vocabulary

* comprehension skills

* essay-writing skills in the context of the chosen work

* speaking skills

* translation skills both from and into the target language

Year 2

Practice in:

* speaking

* comprehension skills

* transfer of meaning skills linked to the themes in the second year programme

This will provide the framework for the study of the second cultural work, the essay-writing assessment and the independent project research.

Progression

BA degree in Modern Languages; combined courses such, as Spanish with Politics; Spanish with international management; with tourism, etc.

Careers

Journalist; interpreter; publisher; teacher; translator; tour guide; diplomat; banker; buyer; job in industry.

Experiencing Spain and Hispanic culture first-hand through trips and cultural events make this an exciting course.

Year 13 student

Key Facts

Qualification type:

A Level

Additional entry requirements:

Grade 5 in Spanish

Assessment:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

• 50% of A-level.

Paper 2: Writing

• 20% of A-level

Paper 3: Speaking

• 30% of A-level

Opportunities for work-related activities:

Visits to Universities Spanish Exchange Programme.

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