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Spanish A Level at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr

Course description

The Spanish AS course is a challenging course that will enable students to communicate fluently and confidently in the foreign language. It is a complete course in itself, but also provides a suitable base from which to progress to further studies. Studying Spanish AS will naturally enhance the European awareness of candidates. Similarly, opportunities will arise to explore the spiritual, moral, ethical and cultural dimensions of topics studied.


Course content

Advanced Subsidiary (AS)

Unit 1: Oral examination 40% of AS (20% of A level)
General conversation, topic based discussion

Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Responding 60% of AS (30% of A level)
Listening and Responding examination, Listening and Responding, grammar tasks, translation from Spanish and essay task.

Advanced Level (A2)

Unit 3: Oral examination 20% of A Level
Structured Discussion and Exposé on film, book or region.

Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Responding 30% of A Level
Listening and Responding examination, Listening and Responding, translation to Spanish and an essay task on the Guided Studies.


Key skills are an integral part of the AS course. In particular, candidates may demonstrate their ability to fulfill aspects of each of the following Key Skills, normally at level 3:
- Information Technology
- Improving Own Learning and Performance
- Working with others
These are the themes that are studied, with particular reference to Spain and other Spanish speaking countries:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2015

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