A Level Spanish at Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
Topics studied include: Relationships, Family, the Generations, Youth Concerns; Education, Training and Employment; Food, Diet and Health; Social issues; The Media; The Arts; Religion; The Environment and Pollution. At A2, students will be studying a piece of literature or a film.
A Grade A at GCSE or above. Candidates who obtain a Grade B may be considered depending on their performance in the listening and speaking components of the GCSE exam.
Unit 1 : Spoken expression and response: 15 minutes given to prepare a stimulus for an oral examination in Spanish which include 2 standard questions followed by a variety of questions based on a topic chosen by the student. (15%)
Unit 2 : Understanding and spoken response: A mix of listening and reading tasks of authentic materials based on the AS topics followed by a section with continuous writing. (35%)
Unit 3 : Understanding and spoken response: A debate on a prepared issue and a further discussion of at least three further topic areas. (17.5%)
Unit 4 : Research, understanding and written response: A variety of tasks including a prose style translation, an essay (discursive or creative) research-based task. (32.5%)
Students studying a language at A level are among the most employable. (Unemployment rate is 6%). Future jobs include teaching, translating, interpreting, engineering, travel and tourism, business and marketing but with a language all career paths are open.
There will be a range of opportunities open to you, where you can continue to use and further develop your language skills and knowledge of contemporary society. However you may just use all the invaluable skills learnt through learning another language such as widening your general knowledge, the ability to discuss topical issues, memory and communication skills amongst others.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School directly.