If you are interested in languages and communication, and enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then a modern language course could be suitable for you. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, in literature, or in journalism and the media, this course is appropriate.
Learning a language:
- Improves your grasp of English
- Enhances your confidence
- Gives you a wider understanding of world affairs
- Widens your career/job options
- Improves international relations
- Makes travelling easier and more enjoyable
Exam Board: Edexcel
Students will have the opportunity to develop their linguistic competence to a high standard in the 4 language skills, to acquire a good knowledge of grammar and to broaden their cultural knowledge of Spanish speaking countries.
Topics studied :
- Youth Culture & concerns
- Lifestyles, health & fitness
- World around us
- Education & Employment
Examination taken at end of the two-year course
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation – 40%
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation – 30%
Paper 3: Speaking – 30%
Grade 6 (minimum) at GCSE, plus a good memory and logical mind, an enjoyment of language learning. You must be prepared to work independently (listening, reading practice and grammar exercises).