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Spanish AS/A2 at King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon

Course description

It is expected that students will achieve an A* or A grade in GCSE Spanish in  order to take this subject in the Sixth Form.

Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, being spoken in most of South America and many parts of Asia as well as in Spain. Spain’s membership of the European Union has given the language an even greater importance in areas such as commerce, banking and tourism. In addition, the Spanish speaking world has an enormously rich history, culture and literature.

AS and GCE Advanced courses build on those skills developed at GCSE level, ie Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Practical communication is practised although the importance of grammatical accuracy is also stressed. Towards the end of the Lower Sixth all candidates will take two modules:

An oral test conducted by the candidate’s own teacher. This test consists of an extended role play followed by a presentation and discussion of a topic of the candidate’s choice.

A mixed-skill language paper, testing the skills of reading, listening and writing as well as the candidate’s knowledge of grammatical structure. These form the basis for assessment at AS level.

Those candidates continuing to A2 will prepare for a further two modules in the Upper Sixth:

A final oral examination

A further mixed-skill language examination

Sixth form students are offered the opportunity of a week’s work experience in Spain, staying with Spanish host families.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI School, Stratford-upon-Avon directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks