Accessibility links

Spanish AS/A Level 3 at Borden at Fulston Manor School

Course description

COURSE DETAILS - The AS/A2 course develops the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) which were practised at GCSE level, but places far greater emphasis on grammatical accuracy, writing and oral fluency. By the end of the course, students should be able to express themselves with confidence on a whole range of issues. At AS level these include: media, popular culture, healthy living/lifestyle, family/relationships. At A2 topics covered include: the environment, the multicultural society, contemporary social issues, cultural topics.

AS UNITS
Sp01 - Listening, Reading, Essay Writing (70% of AS/ 35% of A level)
Sp02 - Speaking (30% of AS/ 15% of A level)

A2 UNITS
Sp03 - Listening, Reading, Essay Writing, Translation (35% of A level)
Sp04 - Speaking (15% of A level)

ASSESSMENT - Students are assessed by a range of methods that include: listening and reading comprehension exercises, essay writing and a 15 minute speaking exam.

MALAGA TRIP – In October, there is a visit to Malaga for those studying Spanish in the Sixth Form. Year 12 students stay in an hotel and have a comprehensive package of excursions, including a visit to a Spanish school.
Year 13 students stay with families and attend a local secondary school.

Entry requirements

Students must have studied GCSE Spanish and preferably achieved at least a grade B.

Future opportunities

All sectors of commerce and industry are becoming increasingly aware of the need to be able to communicate successfully and a thorough knowledge of a foreign language can open up many career avenues in fields as diverse as marketing and PR, finance and banking, media, engineering, the Civil Service, teaching and, of course, translating and interpreting. For further information, try the following website: www.languageswork.org.uk. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Spanish, which could lead you onto higher education to study Spanish, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job requiring a knowledge of Spanish or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your Spanish to study or work over in Spain. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector. You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in Spanish, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job requiring a knowledge of Spanish or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your Spanish to study or work over in Spain. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector. You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in Spanish, Languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job requiring a knowledge of Spanish or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your Spanish to study or work over in Spain. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
Provider logo

Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Venues