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Spanish A-Level at Clevedon School

Course description

Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, after Chinese. By learning it at A Level you will have more than doubled the amount of people you can communicate with on a global level. An official language of the USA and nearly all countries in South America, your travel and work opportunities will know no limits.

Course content

The AS course will equip you with the Spanish language and confidence to discuss day to day issues in the 21st century. At A2, students will tackle social, environmental and political issues and complete their own cultural study project.

AS

  • The Media 
  • Everyday Culture
  • Healthy Living
  • Family & Relationships

A2

  • The Environment 
  • The Multicultural Society
  • Social Issues
  • Cultural Study

Entry requirements

ADMISSION ONTO LEVEL 3 COURSES

In order to be admitted onto Level 3 courses, students should satisfy all the following requirements:

  • At the end of Year 11 secure a minimum of 5 GCSE passes at grades A* to C at GCSE.
  • Secured at least a grade B at GCSE in the subject that the student wishes to study at Post 16, or the same grade in a related subject where it has not been previously studied GCSE.
  • Have demonstrated, through their previous education career, the level of self-motivation and commitment required for Post 16 study.

NB. In exceptional cases one or more of the above requirements may be waived at the discretion of the Headteacher or his designated member of staff. The school reserves the right not to admit onto the requested course, despite meeting the above requirements, if on educational grounds it is not considered to be appropriate to the needs and ability of the student concerned.

Assessment

Unit 1 – Listening, Reading and Writing Exam (2 hours) 70% of AS, 35% of A2

Unit 2 - Speaking Exam, Conversation and extended questions (35 minutes) 30% of AS, 15% of A2

Future opportunities

The Spanish AS and A2 qualification proves you can deduce and recognise patterns and analyse important information. All employers are impressed by it, but most importantly it can enrich your lifestyle, opening opportunities for travel and work abroad. Your job prospects are unlimited - tourism, hospitality, commercial industries, education, and the government, all look for linguists to bring something new to their organisations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Clevedon School directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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