Spanish AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)
S: • Media: TV, advertising and communication technology. Popular culture: cinema, music, fashion. Healthy living/lifestyle. Family and relationships. A2: • Environment. The multi-cultural society. Contemporary social issues. Cultural topics: the work of an author and of a film director from the target language country.
There will be a huge variety of opportunities open to you if you are successful in your AS or A Level. A language can complement many courses on offer at university. A recent survey showed that employees who have language skills are often paid an enhanced salary by up to 15%. Studying languages develops your language, communication and presentation skills. Learning a foreign language also helps develop your team-work, creative and problem-solving skills which are crucial in the workplace and sought-after by employers. One in five exporting companies say they are losing trade because of language and cultural barriers and 74% of employers are looking to employ people with conversational language skills. Make sure you are able to compete with other young adults in an increasingly global workplace by adding a language to your skills portfolio!
You should have at least a GCSE Grade B in Spanish and will have taken the Higher Level Papers.
Year 12: Unit 1 (listening, reading and essay, 2 hours) and Unit 2 (speaking, 15 minutes) Year 13: Unit 3 (listening, reading and essay, 2 hours 30 minutes) and Unit 4 (speaking, 15 minutes)
Students who took their A level in Spanish last year went on to study a wide range of subjects. Some examples include Architecture/Design at Leeds Metropolitan, Business Management at Nottingham, European Law at Exeter and Spanish and English at Coventry.
You will need a good dictionary. It is important to have access to the internet, word processing and presentation software including loudspeakers and a microphone at home. In order to be successful you will need to develop your skills as an independent learner. You will need to keep up to date with current affairs and read around the topics you are studying. There will be listening activities to complete at home as well as other online homework and exercises on our exam-board approved online learning platform.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.