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Spanish A Level at Seven Kings School

Course description

Any students who are interested in developing and applying their language skills and who wish to know more about the culture and life of Spanish speaking people.

Course content

AS Spanish  Unit 1 - Listening, Reading,Translation

This unit requires students to understand the convey their understanding of the Spanish language text and recordings, and also translate a short passage into Spanish.

Unit 2 - Written response to work, grammar and translation

This unit requires students to one film during the year and write about it in the exam.

They will also do a translation from English into Spanish and a grammar exercise.

Unit 3 - Speaking

Task 1 : Students read and respond to 4 questions on 2 texts and then have a wider discussion on the theme.

Task 2 : discussion on “La cultura política y artística en el mundo de habla española: students will choose to discuss one sub-theme.

A level Spanish  Unit 1 - Listening, Reading,Translation

This unit requires students to understand the convey their understanding of Spanish language text and recordings, and also translate a short passage into Spanish.

Unit 2 - Written response to work and translation

Students will study 2 types of work on the Spanish culture: a film in year 12, Volver, as well as a book in Year 13 (from a given list by the board).

Section A: translation  from English into Spanish.

Section B and C: Literary texts. Students answer a question on the film and a question on the book.

Unit 3 - Speaking

Task 1– discussion on a theme containing 2 different statements.

Task 2 – presentation and discussion on independent research. Students will present a summary of key findings of their research and answer questions on this. They will then discuss the theme further.

Entry requirements

In order to study 4 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-As in your GCSEs (A 7 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level and 1 subject at AS Level you must have at least 6 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

In order to study 3 subjects at A Level you must have at least 5 A*-Bs in your GCSEs (A 6 or better counts as one of these)

You must have as a minimum of a 5 or above in English Language and Maths

In order to study a subject at A Level you must have at least a grade B (or a 5) in the subject at GCSE:

To study Accounts you must have a at least a 5 in maths

To study Economics you must have a 5 or above in GCSE English Language

To study Maths you need a 7 in GCSE Maths.  Further Maths will be available to those students who have achieved an 8 at GCSE; if you take Further Maths you will also study an AS level in Maths in another option block, so this means 2 Maths AS levels

To study AS Music you need a Grade 5 in an instrument

To study PE you must have at least a B grade in Core Science

To study Psychology you must have at least 5 in English Language and a B Core Science

To study computer science you must have studied it t GCSE and obtained a B grade

To study 1 Science you must have at least a B grade in the subject chosen and additional science students need at least a B grade on average across the exam elements of their course

To study 2 or more Sciences you must have As in those subjects and combined science students will need As in those subjects chosen

To study Physics you also need a 6 or above in Maths

In order to study a subject you have not previously studied at GCSE you must have at least a 5 in English Language or at least a GCSE grade B in a humanity subject

Assessment

The course is externally assessed by Edexcel.

Future opportunities

Languages are a valuable asset when applying to university courses as they are a facilitating subject for the Russell Group of universities.  It can also lead into international careers such as journalism and media, business and politics or diplomacy, teaching and interpreting.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 March 2017
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