A Level Spanish at Wootton Upper School and Arts College
You will cover these 4 topics for AS:
1. Youth culture and concerns
2. Lifestyle, health and fitness
3. The World Around Us
4. Education and employment
For A2 students explore the above topics in more detail and add the following:
5. History, the Arts and Literature
6. Society and Current Events
7. World Questions
8. Traditions, beliefs and convictions
You must have a GCSE in Spanish of a Grade B or above to be able to take AS. Progress to A2 will depend on the outcome of the AS course.
There will be a wide range of activities of a fun and useful nature in class including: role-play, discussion, grammar work, presentations, games, writing tasks, past papers and watching short video clips. You will access the VLE from home to complete listening tasks and access Quizlet for learning vocabulary. Every week you will spend 30 minutes chatting to the Spanish Assistant (this is in addition to the usual class hours). You should make use of every opportunity to visit a Spanish speaking country, and we run a very successful Spanish Exchange to Sax near Alicante each spring which costs approximately £250.
You could go on to do a specialist language degree but universities and employers are also extremely keen on finding people who have a language qualification at any level. It is of use in the following fields: business, medicine, commerce, education, employment abroad, tourism and translation. A wide range of transferable skills can be gained, including the ability to communicate in a language other than English, team work, individual research, interpretation of data and statistics, evaluating and justifying points of view and the ability to learn grammar and vocabulary by heart which is useful for learning any other language in the future.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wootton Upper School and Arts College directly.