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Spanish A Level at Westcliff High School for Girls

Course description

The course content will help you to develop the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening across a broad range of topic areas by studying the contemporary society and history of countries where the target language is spoken. Students will need to be able to develop independence in their language learning and learn to express their own ideas and opinions convincingly in both the written and spoken language. By focusing on authentic texts and materials students will also be able to enhance their comprehension when listening or reading the foreign language in context.

Course content

AS Key Learning: Concentrated on the study of topic areas such as youth culture, lifestyle, health and fitness, travel and tourism and education and employment in target language countries; building on the grammar of the language in order that they may express themselves accurately in both written and spoken language.

A2 Key Learning: Students will study a broader range of topics and undertake individual research on a topic which interests them in preparation for the Unit 3 and 4 examinations. This may include studying a geographical region in a Spanish speaking country, a historical period, or a literary study.

Entry requirements

Grade A GCSE in Spanish


Assessment: Oral - based on discussion in the language prompted by a source text; Written paper with reading, writing and listening elements.

Assessment: Oral – based on discussion; Written paper with translation and essay components.

Further information

Students will also have the regular opportunity to work in small groups in order to develop greater confidence and independence in the spoken language. Opportunities for students to spend time in Spain can be offered, for example by undertaking a period of work experience in the country.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westcliff High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

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