Spanish – A Levels
Exam Board: AQA
Overview:The course will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of Spanish language and culture and to build on the Spanish language skills you acquired at GCSE level. Our students are encouraged to develop their enthusiasm for language learning and to communicate confidently in Spanish. As well as the language skills, the course helps you to develop independent learning and study skills. The course covers many contemporary topic areas such as aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture in the Spanish world, Literature and film, multiculturalism in Hispanic society, aspects of political life in the Hispanic world.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including English Language 5 and Spanish B
Students will be required to print documents on a regular basis. There may be additional costs related to optional visits and trips, for example university Spanish days or work experience visits.
This will be an excellent preparation for study in higher education, as well as an invaluable asset in a job in business, law, finance, tourism, education, science and the arts. Employers are increasingly looking for people who can communicate and who are open to other ways of thinking, and this course will help you to develop these skills to the full.
Spanish combines well with any other subject on the curriculum as it is a skills-based qualification. You will have regular practice with a native speaker outside the normal subject lessons. To be successful in Spanish, you will need to be committed and interested in the way the language works as well as in the culture and life of Spain or other communities where the language is spoken.