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Spanish A level at Tupton Hall School

Course description

Learning a language is all about communication. If you enjoy talking, expressing your opinions, discussing current affairs, even arguing, then get stuck in! At A Level you will continue to develop the skills you worked on at GCSE: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

We use a wide variety of activities to introduce new topics to teach vocabulary and grammar, and to help you practice your communication skills. For example: various media recordings, films, discussions, presentations, newspaper and magazine articles, the Internet, contemporary fiction, letters, articles, summaries, conversations, short and longer essays.

Course content

Y12: Media, Communication, Free Time, Sport, Health, Tourism, Family, School and Further Education.

Y13: Environment and Pollution, Immigration and Multiculturalism, Contemporary Social Issues such as Law and Order, Wealth and Poverty, Science and Technical Advancement, together with cultural elements.

Entry requirements

At least a grade C (on Higher papers) at GCSE.

Future opportunities

As well as being able to continue studying your chosen language at university or college, many companies are now looking for employees with a competence in one or more European languages. Indeed, many universities actively encourage the take-up of a modern language to supplement particularly their Business or Engineering courses. Other specific careers include leisure and tourism, teaching, interpreting and translating. An independent study has shown that British firms lose an average of 20% of their profits due to a lack of language skills - studying a language at A-level increases your job prospects considerably!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tupton Hall School directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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