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Spanish A Level at Wallington High School for Girls

Course description

Studying a modern language is extremely well-respected in higher education as well as by employers. The course not only allows you to further your linguistic knowledge, but also foster the ability to express yourself in a clear, logical and well-reasoned way on a wide variety of topics at an academic level. Languages combine well with almost any other range of subjects. Speaking Spanish will allow you to communicate with over 350 million people in the world.

Course content

Aspects of Hispanic society
· Modern and traditional values
· Cyberspace
· Equal rights

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
· Modern day idols
· Spanish regional identity
· Cultural heritage or cultural landscape

Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society
· Immigration
· Racism
· Integration

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
· Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
· Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
· Popular movements

Cultural Topic
· Students study 1 book and 1 film

Individual Research Topic
· Students conduct individual research on a subject of personal interest, relating to France (for oral only)

Grammar
· Students study the grammatical system and structure of Spanish

Entry requirements

An A grade in GCSE Spanish.

Assessment

Unit 1
Listening, reading, translation and writing assessment – 2 hrs 30 minutes – 40% of A Level

Unit 2
Writing assessment on the book and film studied – 2 hrs – 30% of A Level

Unit 3
Speaking Assessment – approximately 20 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time) – 30% of A Level

Future opportunities

Studying Spanish will provide you with the opportunity to develop your interpersonal, reasoning, communication and presentation skills. Students of Spanish are often praised and appreciated by both universities and employers for their highly developed communication skills. Employers relish the opportunity to take on linguists and there is currently a gap in the workplace for speakers of other languages.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 September 2016
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