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Spanish A Level at Devonport High School for Boys

Course description

A modern language is now considered to be an essential part of an all-round education. Students studying Spanish to A level are viewed favourably by universities and employers, including the Russell group.

Course content

You will study the themes and sub-themes given below:

1. Being a young person in Spanish-speaking society (families and citizenship; youth trends and personal identity; education and employment opportunities).

2. Understanding the Spanish-speaking world (regional culture and heritage in Spain, Spanish-speaking countries and communities; media, art, film and music in the Spanishspeaking world).

3. Diversity and difference (migration and integration; cultural identity and marginalisation; cultural enrichment and celebrating difference; discrimination and diversity).

4. The two Spains; 1936 onwards.

You will continue to study the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as building on grammatical knowledge and translation skills.

You will also study two works, one literary work and a feature film.

Entry requirements

Preferably a B grade or above in GCSE Spanish.

Future opportunities

Extending your study will allow you to become more fluent in Spanish, which will not only enable you to communicate with new people when travelling, but will also develop key skills such as communication, problem-solving and team work.

If you wish to continue your study of Spanish to degree level, it will provide you with the opportunity to spend a year abroad in a Spanishspeaking country and could lead to a career in translation, linguistics or international business.

Spanish also combines well with other subjects and is often offered by universities alongside a diverse range of other subjects from Biology to History of Art to Law,

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 May 2017

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