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A-Level (AS/A2) in Spanish at Archbishop Holgate's School

Course description

This course is delivered in partnership with All Saints school.

Qualities & Skills students will require: • An interest in the country, the people and the culture as well as the language • Will seek every opportunity to cultivate links with Spain • A willingness to participate orally in discussions • An active interest in current affairs and important issues • An awareness of the need for private study to consolidate grammar and to extend vocabulary • And above all enjoy speaking Spanish A brief outline of the course: The advanced study of Spanish leads to the student into an exciting new world of contemporary issues and ideas as seen from the context of the Spanish speaking countries. Students not only develop their ability to understand and respond to important issues that affect society, at home and abroad. In doing so they foster effective study skills that make a positive contribution to their advanced level courses. ‘A’ level Spanish follows a multi-media approach to learning with the newer technologies playing an important role. Up to date technical and visual materials combine with a clear progression of language development to ensure that students’ proficiency is built up in a carefully structured yet stimulating way. Student’s work in a variety of modes; comprising individual, pair and group work and whole class activities. Whenever appropriate students are encouraged to take part in events organised by outside agencies, and of course to spend a period of time in a Spanish speaking country, for which a variety of possibilities exist. Topics studied during the course range from human interest items such as patterns of family life, young people’s attitudes to school and work and living conditions to more controversial issues like the influence of the media, the phenomenon of modern tourism and cloning. What careers can it lead to? Spanish can lead to careers in Banking, Journalism, Law, Interpreting, Teaching and Business of all kinds. There are language based degree courses leading to careers in Translating, Interpreting and Industry, as well as the traditional University courses leading to careers in teaching or Industry. The growth of interest in the countries of South America and the future job possibilities offered by developing trade links with these countries has resulted in may Universities incorporating Latin America studies into Spanish degree courses.

Future opportunities

Spanish can lead to careers in Banking, Journalism, Law, Interpreting, Teaching and Business of all kinds. There are language based degree courses leading to careers in Translating, Interpreting and Industry, as well as the traditional University courses leading to careers in teaching or Industry. The growth of interest in the countries of South America and the future job possibilities offered by developing trade links with these countries has resulted in may Universities incorporating Latin America studies into Spanish degree courses.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us on 01904 411341 or email (sixthform@ archbishopholgates.org), your school/college careers staff or get further information and advice from direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople. Alternatively please go to the All Saints RC School website for direct information (http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/index.php).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Holgate's School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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