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Spanish at The Sixth Form College Solihull

Course description

This is a post-GCSE course. As well as course book texts, you will work on video and audio materials in our multi-media language labs, and a number of Internet and other interactive sources. All language work is firmly linked to contemporary issues and life in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries. There are plenty of chances to develop your authentic Spanish. You will have small group conversation sessions each week with our Spanish assistant, and are encouraged to follow a week’s work experience in Spain. By the end of Year 12 you will be able to study short off-air news items in Spanish and make brief summaries. You will also watch and analyse some Spanish feature films.

Course content

There are 3 components:

Speaking: 21-23 minute discussion with examiner including 5 minute preparation time.

Listening, Reading and Translating: Comprehension recordings and texts based on authentic material.

Writing: 2 essays in Spanish on a book and a film.

Entry requirements

3 A level Programme:
The majority of our students will choose to study 3 A level courses and will commit to these subjects for the full 2 years. Entry requirements for this programme are:

• At least two grade 6s or B grades at GCSE
• At least a further three grade 4s or C grades at GCSE
• You should have at least a grade 4 or C grade in GCSE English Language AND Mathematics.

Please note that there may be additional entry requirements specific to particular courses – please check each course listing on our website carefully to ensure you understand these entry requirements.

4 A level Programme:
Some very able students may choose to study 4 A level subjects. This will include all students who choose to study A level Further Mathematics, who will pick Mathematics, Further Mathematics and two other subjects. These students must commit to these 4 subjects for the full 2 years. Entry requirements for this programme are:

• At least five grade 7s or A/A* grades at GCSE
• You should have at least a grade 6 or B grade in GCSE English Language AND Mathematics.
• Students picking Mathematics and Further Mathematics will need to get at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

You need to have at least a grade 4 (C) in GCSE Spanish and must have done Higher Level. The great majority of entrants have a grade 6 (B) or better. These requirements are in addition to our standard A level entry requirements.

Assessment

No Coursework
Examination (100%)
Examining Board – Eduqas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Solihull directly.

Last updated date: 20 September 2017
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