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Spanish A Level at Sacred Heart Catholic College

Course description

A Level Spanish is a demanding and intellectually stimulating course, which aims to provide students with the foreign language skills necessary in the modern world, especially in a commercial, European context.

Students learn to communicate confidently and effectively in the language, which is taught through the study of a range of topics, designed to provide an insight into contemporary society and cultural background of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

The study of A Level Spanish should be enjoyable, developing an awareness of how the language works. It is intended to be challenging and intellectually rewarding.

Course content

Students study aspects of Hispanic society (current social issues and trends), artistic culture in the Hispanic world and an example of Spanish literature or cinema.

Students make use of a wide range of resources in Spanish, including books, newspapers, magazines, radio, television, DVD recordings and music. They are expected to complete personal research and make use of the internet where appropriate.

Aims of the course:
- enable students to attain a high level of competence in the language
- broaden opportunities for leisure and travel
- enhance employment prospects both in the UK and abroad
- provide an insight into another culture and society
- provide students with a sound basis for further study


Future opportunities

Alongside the traditional University courses in modern languages, there are a large number of options combining Spanish with Law, Business Studies, Media Studies or Science. Demand for people skilled in such areas is great and is increasing.

A Level Spanish is a distinct advantage for those seeking a career in travel and tourism, the media, the EU, translating and interpreting, foreign trade and banking and many more.

Furthermore, as a traditional academic discipline, Spanish is highly regarded by employers and can lead to a career in law, journalism, politics, marketing, management and the Civil Service.

Competence in foreign language skills is certain to enhance career prospects in general.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sacred Heart Catholic College directly.

Last updated date: 07 March 2017
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