Spanish A Level at Dormers Wells High School
The focus of this course is to develop communication skills, to encourage the development of the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE level and use the language learned in a wide range of contexts.
You will learn how to express personal ideas and opinions in a broad range of situations and on a variety of topics with fluency and spontaneity. You will acquire a rich vocabulary and will learn to master the structures needed to convey more complex ideas.
You will study a wide variety of authentic texts through reading magazine articles and literary texts, watching DVDs and researching on the internet.
Where possible students will have sessions timetabled with the foreign language assistant.
If you want to study Spanish at university you will need to take the A level but a
language is a valuable asset to combine with any other programme of study. In the current economic climate, it is of utter importance to improve one’s competitiveness on the labour market and knowledge of languages has become increasingly important in
both business and government jobs. This course will enhance your employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and allow you to experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving your linguistic level.
- Social issues and trends
- Political and artistic culture
- Works: Literary texts and film
A combination of 9 for English and Maths (minimum of grade 4 in either) and three further A*-C GCSE passes including a minimum of a grade C in GCSE Spanish.
- Listening, reading and writing
- Written exam assessing aspects of Spanish-speaking society, political life and artistic culture.
- 505 of A Level
- Written exam assessing a text and film or two texts from the list set in the specification.
- 20% of A Level
- Speaking test
- Speaking exam assessing an individual research project and aspects of Spanish-speaking society.
- 30% of A Level
Spanish is the world’s 3rd most spoken language, after Chinese and English, and
ranks 2nd in terms of native speakers. Spanish is also an official language of the UN and its organizations. If you are bilingual, you might want to consider some of the
following career opportunities: counselling/social services, sales/marketing, education,
customer services, human resources, banking/finance, business, import/export, government and law.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dormers Wells High School directly.
Last updated date: 06 December 2016