Spanish

Awarding body: AQA GCE Spanish. Linear AS separate to A-level

Course content and examination requirements:

Progression to AS and A-level will be smooth as the topics, chosen for their relevance to young people, are familiar from GCSE work. You will develop a better understanding of Spanish culture and gain a more thorough knowledge of grammar.

You will have the chance to study a Spanish film and /or book and read or listen to articles in Spanish. Family relationships, equal rights, modern idols and immigration are some of the themes covered. Candidates will be required to spend time in a Spanish speaking country and a work experience programme abroad can be organised.

Year 12 - AS papers

Paper 1  -  Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 -  Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking 

Year 13 – A-level papers (full GCE) 

Paper 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 - Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking

Entry requirements:

GCSE Grade A or A* is recommended.

 

Relevance to further studies and careers:

Advanced knowledge of a language is an asset to any employer and provides a highly marketable skill in the business world. A language degree or a language combination degree demonstrates academic competence and hence entry into the higher professions. Common career destinations for linguists are law, diplomatic service, banking, journalism, translating, travel and hospitality and teaching.

Teaching staff / further information:  Mrs J Gingell