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Spanish AS Level at Copleston High School

Course description

The AS level Spanish courses parallel the A level course in year 12, giving the opportunity to develop linguistic competence, including detailed grammatical knowledge and improved accuracy, in the context of an in-depth study of aspects of French/Spanish speaking society and culture, including works of literature and film.

Topics include:

Aspects of Hispanic society:
• Modern and traditional values
• Cyberspace
• Equal rights
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world:
• Modern-day idols
• Spanish regional identity
• Cultural heritage or cultural landscape
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic
• Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
• Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
• Popular movements

Entry requirements

4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. In addition, at least grade B in GCSE Spanish.


Three examinations, taken at the end of the one-year course.
Paper One: Listening, Reading and Writing (1h45; 40% of AS level)
Paper Two: Writing (on one set text or film + grammar) (1h15; 30% of AS level)
Paper Three: Oral examination (12-14 minutes; 30% of AS level

Future opportunities

Many of our students have progressed into university courses, either studying the language alone or in combination with a wide variety of other subjects such as Law, Business, Marketing and so on. Employment prospects for linguists are among the best of any graduates, with many career options including Translating, Interpreting, Teaching, Tourism, Business, Civil and Diplomatic Services.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 October 2016
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