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Spanish A Level at Rainhill High School

Course description

A-Level Spanish will allow you to develop your language skills to a high level and to deepen your understanding of the society and culture of Spain. Spanish is becoming of greater importance in Europe, where it is often the foreign language of choice after English. It's no wonder that Spanish is a popular second or third language: with some 400 million speakers, it's the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world (after English, Chinese and Hindustani). Speaking more than one language at this level is a valued skill and increases your marketability. Some Universities and Employers prefer candidates who speak one or more foreign languages as the global economy depends on communication.

Course content

Year 12

Social Issues and Trends
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
Grammar

  Year 13

Social Issues and Trend
Aspects of Hispanic Society:
• Immigration
• Racism
• Integration
Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World:
• Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Citizens
• Monarchies, Republics and Dictatorships
• Popular Movements
Grammar

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in GCSE French and English Language.

Assessment

Year 12
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
80 marks, 40% of AS
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 12–14 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS

Year 13
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
160 marks in total, 40% of A-Level
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours
90 marks in total, 30% of A-Level
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time)
60 marks in total, 30% of A-Level

Future opportunities

A university degree in Spanish or a related subject.
Many good jobs await including: Banking; Media;
IT/Telecommunications; Sales and Marketing; Tourism; Publishing; Journalism; Various EU organisations; Government Services; Business and Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2017

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