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Spanish at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Who would suit or enjoy the course? Students who have enjoyed their language studies in the past and who already have a solid basic knowledge of the language and who have ideally attained a B or above in their GCSE. Students who want to further their knowledge of our European neighbours, grammar and social issues in the target language country.

What is the structure of the modules and methods of assessment?

AS topics include: (a) Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking and alcohol. (b) The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training and future careers.

A2 topics include: (c) Environmental Issues, including technology, pollution, global warming, transport, energy, nuclear energy, renewable energies, conservation, recycling and sustainability. (d) Social and Political Issues, including the role of the media, racism, immigration social exclusion and integration, terrorism and the world of work (employment, commerce, globalization, etc). Assessments:

FN1/GN1/SN1 – Speaking assessment with an external examiner: A short discussion based on two stimulus cards on one of the AS topics (7 minutes) followed by a short general conversation about your interests, school and plans for the future (7 minutes)

FN2/GN2/SN2– Listening, Reading and Writing: 2 ½ hours Students are assessed on: Reading and responding, listening and responding, grammar and translation (from the target language into English) and essay writing.

FN3/GN3/SN3 – Speaking assessment with an external examiner: A discussion of a text based on one of the A2 topics (10 minutes) followed by an oral exposé based on a film/book or region of your choice from the target language country (10 minutes)

FN4/GN4/SN4 – Listening, Reading and Writing: 3 hours Students are assessed on: Reading and responding, listening and responding, grammar and translation (from English into the target language) and an essay in the target language about a film/book or region that you have studied.

Entry requirements

Students who have enjoyed their language studies in the past and who already have a solid basic knowledge of the language and who have ideally attained a B or above in their GCSE. Students who want to further their knowledge of our European neighbours, grammar and social issues in the target language country.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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

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