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A level: Spanish at The City of Leicester College

Course description

Many students find that continuing their Spanish studies complements other subjects.  It will enable you to use your skills and qualifications to access career opportunities both at home and abroad.  If you are keen to travel either for work or pleasure, then studying AS level Spanish will assist you.

This recently redesigned course will encourage you to:

•Develop the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE level and therefore use Spanish in a wide range of contexts

•Gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society
•Enhance your employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving your linguistic level

 

Spanish A level course outline:

Social issues and trends, political and artistic culture, literary texts, films and grammar.

Course content

This recently redesigned course will encourage you to:

•Develop the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE level and therefore use Spanish in a wide range of contexts

•Gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society
•Enhance your employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving your linguistic level

 

Spanish AS level course outline:

Social issues and trends, political and artistic culture, literary texts, films and grammar.

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects 5 or more GCSE's are required at Grade C or above and must be frojm different subjects.

All students must continue with Maths and English until they achieve Grade C.

This  course is for all students who have enjoyed their language studies to date and who have obtained a Spanish GCSE B Grade or above or who are native Spanish speakers  looking for a challenging, academic subject to study which will prove to be a lifelong skill and which will enhance their employability in the future.

Assessment

The AS level specification has 3 units:

 

Paper 1:  Listening, Reading and Writing – 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighting: 45% of AS level - 90 marks

-Listening and responding to spoken passages from a range of contexts 
-Questions in Spanish to be answered with non-verbal responses or in Spanish.
-Reading and responding to a variety of texts written for different purposes, drawn from a range of authentic sources and adapted as necessary
-Questions in Spanish to be answered with non-verbal responses or in Spanish. Translation into English; a passage of minimum 70 words.

 

Paper 2: Writing – 1 hour 30 minutes

Weighting: 25% of AS level – 50 marks

- Translation into Spanish; a passage of minimum 70 words (15 marks).

- Either one question in Spanish on a set text from a choice of two questions or one question in Spanish on a set film from a choice of two questions (35 marks).

- All questions will require a critical response to aspects such as plot, characterisation, imagery or other stylistic features as appropriate to the work studied.

 

Paper 3: Speaking – 12-14 minutes

Weighting: 30% of AS level - 60 marks Discussion of two sub-themes (6–7 minutes on each) with the discussion based on a stimulus card for each sub-theme. The student studies the cards for 15 minutes before the test begins.

Future opportunities

This course provides an excellent progression route into Higher Education and many students use language skills in disciplines such as business, medicine, law, tourism, in fact, linguists are valued in every field!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 22 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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