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Spanish AS A2 at Prince William School

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AIMS OF THE COURSEDoing AS level Spanish in Year 12 will enable you to communicate confidently and clearly in Spanish so that you can:·               travel throughout Spanish speaking countries – on holiday or on business·               work abroad or communicate with Spanish speakers as part of your job·               go on to do A2 and then do a degree course in Spanish or a degree course in                    Spanish with another subject. COURSE DESIGN AND CONTENTYou learn the language through topics, but instead of dealing with poorly trained waiters in Barcelona or explaining to the police (after their raid on an Ibizan nightclub) that you’ve lost your passport, you should learn to talk about: ·        the role and influence of the media and        advertising·        tourism and its effects on communities andthe environment·        film, theatre and the arts·        sport and leisure·        the individual and society·        healthy lifestyles If you go on to do the A level in the Upper Sixth you will learn to talk about:·        women in society·        pollution and environmental issues·        social exclusion·        education·        equal opportunities·        crime·        immigration·        politics·        religious beliefs·        science and technology ·        ethical issues in science and medicine

Assessment

For A2 in Year 13:For AS in Year 12:·         Speaking and Reading15%·      Speaking30%·         Listening, Reading and Writing20%·      Listening, Reading and Writing40%·         Culture and Society (Coursework)15%·      Reading/Writing30%    These percentages look a bit strange, but the AS marks count for 50% of the A level.

Future opportunities

As we become more and more integrated with Europe so the need increases for managers, engineers, lawyers, journalists, scientists and other professionals to have a good degree of competence in at least one European language. Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world, yet if you’ve been to Spain on holiday you would be forgiven for thinking that all Spaniards speak English. However an EU study last year showed that British companies were losing £billions due to poor language skills.

Further information

We will expect you to take part in any Spanish trips we may organise.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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