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Spanish AS and A Level at York College

Course description

Year 1:

Aspects of Hispanic society

•    Modern and traditional values 
•    Cyberspace
•    Equal rights

Artistic Culture in the Hispanic world

•    Modern day idols
•    Spanish regional identity
•    Cultural heritage or cultural landscape

Students will also study a Spanish language film in the first year.
 

Year 2:

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society

•    Immigration
•    Racism
•    Integration

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

•    Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
•    Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
•    Popular movements.

Students will also study a Spanish language film and literary work in the second year. You will have a lesson with the Spanish assistant each week, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a Spanish-speaking country during the course.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including GCSE English Language (grade 4). GCSE grade B or above in Spanish is required.

An A Level qualification in Spanish is a valuable part of any subject combination. You can develop your linguistic skills to a high level and build up an awareness of a range of topical issues.

Assessment

Year 1 exams

Paper 1: listening, reading, writing – 40% of Year 1
Paper 2: writing – 30% of Year 1
Paper 3: speaking – 30% of Year 1
 

Year 2 exams

Paper 1: listening, reading, writing – 40% of Year 2
Paper 2: writing – 30% of Year 2
Paper 3: speaking – 30% of Year 2

Future opportunities

Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

Further information

Students can combine Spanish successfully with the full range of A Levels.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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