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AS and A2 Level Spanish at William Farr CofE Comprehensive School

Course description

The AS and A2 level courses enhance the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills developed for GCSE but the topics are more interesting and are studied at a more mature level. Work is conducted in small groups and students are encouraged to communicate their own ideas in the foreign language and to critically examine the views of others. The materials studied will be taken from radio, satellite television, newspapers and magazines as well as a small amount from fiction.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade A* or A (students who obtain a grade B may be accepted, subject to discussion).

Future opportunities

The A-level qualification will prepare students for university and college entrance and for a wide range of careers. Mastery of a foreign language is required for such areas as translating and interpreting (EEC, UN, BBC, Civil Service), the diplomatic service or European business and marketing. It proves valuable when combined with other skills such as import and export, travel and tourism, custom and excise, business, advertising, insurance, law, accountancy, banking or journalism. The list is endless; we are part of the European Community and the ability to communicate effectively with our fellow members will be an invaluable asset to employers and job seekers alike. More and more the ability to operate in a foreign language is a deciding factor in the job market.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact William Farr CofE Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 14 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years