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Spanish A Level at Aylesbury Grammar School

Course description

You will develop your fluency to an impressive level within just one year. You will have the chance to use Spanish in creative and practical situations, and to speak Spanish in Spain. You will follow a course tailored to your interests delivered by specialist Spanish teachers. We believe it will help develop your all-round confidence and will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Obviously you will still be studying the language – as beautiful, interesting and useful as ever, from the emerging nations of South America to the influence of the Hispanic community in the USA, via the cultural and historical richness of Spain itself. All students studying A Level will have the chance to speak Spanish regularly with a native speaker (in the past three years our Spanish assistants have come from Mexico, Chile and Spain).

Course content

AS topics

The AS course covers: Media: TV, advertising and communication technology Popular culture: cinema, music and fashion/trends Healthy living/lifestyle: sport/exercise, health and well-being and holidays Family/relationships: relationships within the family, friendships and marriage/partnerships.

A2 topics

The A2 course covers: Environment: pollution, energy and protecting the planet The multi-cultural society: immigration, integration and racism Contemporary social issues: wealth and poverty, law and order and the impact of scientific and technological progress Cultural topic: the study of a novelist/dramatist/poet from a target languagespeaking country/community.

Entry requirements

We recommend that students wanting to take Spanish to AS or A2 level have at least a B grade at GCSE Spanish, and ideally an A or A*.

Assessment

The AS specification has 2 units:

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (70% of AS, 35% of A Level)

Unit 2: Speaking Test (30% of AS, 15% of A Level)

 

The A2 specification has 2 units:

Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing (70% of A2, 35% of A Level)

Unit 4: Speaking Test (30% of A2, 15% of A Level)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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