Spanish AS and A Level at York College
Aspects of Hispanic society
• Modern and traditional values
• 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.
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
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.
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.
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
Paper 1: listening, reading, writing – 40% of Year 2
Paper 2: writing – 30% of Year 2
Paper 3: speaking – 30% of Year 2
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.
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.