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Spanish AS/A2 Level at Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School

Course description

You will continue to develop your speaking skills from GCSE, enabling you to debate issues with fluency and confidence. You will study texts of a more abstract nature which are firmly rooted in the Spanish and Latin American world. You will learn more about Spanish and Latin American daily life, institutions and culture.
 
Your vocabulary will widen and you will be able to understand more complicated articles. You will learn to use languages in a business context as well as
literary and journalistic registers.
 
In Year 12 the topics studied will include: Aspects of Daily Life, Leisure and Entertainment, Communication and Media, Education and Training. Thorough revision and consolidation of grammar will take place and new structures introduced.
In Year 13 further topics will include: Society, The Environment, Science and Technology, Culture.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

Spanish at Grade B or above at GCSE is required.
 
A good performance in the written element of the GCSE is expected, as this is such an important element of A level study.
 
Students should enjoy discussing issues in Spanish, and to be interested in the wider culture, reading independently and developing a more ambitious vocabulary.

Assessment

Spanish at Grade B or above at GCSE is required.
 
A good performance in the written element of the GCSE is expected, as this is such an important element of A level study.
 
Students should enjoy discussing issues in Spanish, and to be interested in the wider culture, reading independently and developing a more ambitious vocabulary.

Future opportunities

There are now many opportunities for people with language skills. The Civil Service, Diplomatic Corps, banking, insurance, hotel and catering, tourism, transport, law, sales, fine arts and antiques, not to mention translating and interpreting for bodies such as the EU, all call for language competence alongside other skills.
 
Also the fact that you have mastered a language to A2 level means that you will be able to learn other languages much more quickly and easily if required to do so in the future. We usually recommend to our students combined university courses such as Spanish and Management, Engineering with Spanish, Spanish and Law as offering better employment possibilities than a straight language. Alternatively you will be qualified to take up new languages at university, especially East European or Asian languages, which are much in demand these days.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bishop Wordsworth's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 08 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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