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Spanish A level at Charters School

Course description

You will learn to communicate at a high level in Spanish, by studying contemporary themes and topical issues illustrated by materials drawn from a wide variety of sources: textbooks, extracts from the Spanish press, tapes, videos, Internet and television programmes.  You will have to listen to, and understand, contemporary spoken language. You will read, understand and extract information from written passages and answer questions on what you have heard, both in writing and orally.

Course content

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation; Paper 2: written response to works and translation; Paper 3: Speaking.

Entry requirements

Are you interested in languages and communication, the business world, in travel or tourism, in literature, or in journalism and the media?

A significant amount of grammar is taught in the first term to bridge the gap between GCSE and A level: you should be prepared to take responsibility for your own learning and developing your skills to a much higher level than GCSE.

Assessment

Listening; reading; translation and essays.

Future opportunities

There will be range of opportunities open to you, where you can continue to use and further develop your language skills and knowledge of contemporary society.  Students can do degree courses in languages; or choose a language option alongside other courses. Some Universities send students of Physics to Spanish universities for part of the degree course.  Having a language at AS or Advanced GCE will improve your employability, in particular with companies which have international branches.

Further information

We recommend that students go on for a week’s work experience in Spain during the Y12 work experience week. (Dual linguists could go to France in February half term or the first week of the Easter holidays).

You have the opportunity to do Community Service in the MFL Faculty.

You will have individual lessons and lessons in pairs with the Spanish FLA.

You will be expected to follow a programme of self-study which will support your studies with extra grammar, reading and listening activities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Charters School directly.

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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