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Spanish A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and its popularity and appeal as an academic subject is increasing significantly. With this in mind we are offering the opportunity to study Spanish at A-Level to students with a keen interest in foreign languages and who want to extend their knowledge of Spain and the Hispanic world. There's the possibility of a cultural or exchange trip to Spain to enhance your learning and language skills. Aural, reading comprehension, oral and written expression will be taught within the framework of six modules.

Why study Spanish?

Learning another language opens up new opportunities and gives you a new perspective on life that you may never encounter otherwise. There are personal, professional, social and economic advantages of learning a foreign language. Spanish is spoken by at least 400 million people around the world and it is currently the third most common spoken language worldwide. You will enjoy learning a language than can help you when you travel worldwide and could be very useful if you want a future in an international company.

You can even start Spanish A-Level from scratch and complete the course in two years. To do this you will have to show that you an aptitude for languages.

Course content

Spanish is taught through listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and the course modules provide the framework for these skills.

AS Units:

  • Leisure and Lifestyles - travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy/unhealthy living.
  • The Individual and Society - relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture, education, future careers and vocational training.

A2 Units:

  • Environmental Issues - pollution, global warming, transport, energy, renewable energies, recycling.
  • Social and Politics Issues - role of the media, racism, immigration, social exclusion and integration, terrorism, world of work.

Entry requirements

Generally, a minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grade C, including English and Maths, but applicants will be considered on a case by case basis., , To study this course you will need a GCSE grade B or above in Spanish or another foreign language.

Future opportunities

You can study Modern Foreign Languages at University or go abroad to pursue your career in Europe or the world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.