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Spanish AS/A2 Level at ARK Globe Academy

Course description

Year One AS

Units 1 and 2: These two units focus on the development of the four main skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – with regular reinforcement of grammar points linked to the texts. We study topics drawn from the following general topic areas:

- Youth culture and concerns.

- Lifestyle; health and fitness.

- The world around us; travel, tourism, environmental issues and the Spanish speaking world.

- Education and employment.

We study materials from newspapers and magazines and discuss them in class. In addition topical Spanish current affairs reports from the press and media are used to broaden your interest and knowledge of Spanish culture.

Year Two A2

Units 3 and 4: Further General Topic Areas are studied:

- Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions.

- National and international events; past, present and future.

- Literature and the arts.

As with AS level, the sources are contemporary. The different aspects of Spanish society are studied in greater depth. You learn how to develop your information seeking skills to undertake research into a controversial issue of your choice for your oral examination. You will study Spanish literature to increase your knowledge of language and culture.

Course content

See above.

Entry requirements

B at GCSE in Spanish.

Assessment

You will take exams in both year 12 and year 13 which assess your speaking, listening and writing skills in Spanish.

Future opportunities

Knowledge of foreign languages is a real asset in many jobs and can lead to exciting careers both in the UK and abroad. Spanish is an important European language, widely used in the European Union countries. It is also spoken in much of Central and South America.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact ARK Globe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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