Spanish A Level
Languages, Literature and Culture
What will you be working towards?
||GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
A-Level Spanish is a challenging and rewarding course which will widen your horizons. You will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, while finding out about Spanish culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken Spanish, expressing your point of view. The study of Spanish grammar and translation is an integral part of the course. The study programme is supplemented with weekly oral classes in small groups with a native speaker. You will also study independently in the Learning and Resources Centre, which is fully equipped.
How will it be delivered?
Throughout the course you will be given weekly homework and regular tests.
At the end of the two year course you will sit the final exams.
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation into English(2 hours).
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation into Spanish (2hrs 40mins). Paper 3: Speaking (18 mins)
You will need at least GCSE Spanish grade B/6. Candidates without GCSE Spanish but who are bilingual (can write and speak in Spanish fluently) will also be considered after an interview with a member of the MFL team.
Your next steps...
Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.