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Spanish at Sleaford Joint Sixth form

Course description

Aims of the Course

This course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of your chosen language. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language – like grammar and vocabulary – but also about how people live and use language.

Course Content and Skills Required

You will:
• Develop and build on skills learned at GCSE
• Achieve a sound basis for further study
• Gain an insight into another culture and society
• Widen your employment prospects

In the first year you’ll study four topics. These are Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family/ Relationships. These build on what you have studied at GCSE and cover a wide range of interesting and engaging issues. The common thread amongst these is discovering how people speak at a personal level, and what their individual views are on these everyday topics. In the second year you’ll have another four topics – Environment, the Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues... plus there are two cultural topics for in-depth study, including looking at the work of a French, Spanish or German film director.


In the first year your assessment is in two parts. There is a two hour exam which includes listening, reading and writing. This accounts for 70% of your marks for the year. Then there is a 15 minute speaking test. This accounts for 30% of your marks for the year. The second year is very similar. The listening, reading and writing exam lasts for 2.5 hours and accounts for 70% of your marks for the year. Then, as in year one, the speaking test lasts 15 minutes and accounts for 30% of your marks for the year.

Career Opportunities

Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, your A Level in Modern Foreign Languages can help with quite a few career paths. For those who want to specialise in language, there’s translation or teaching. Or maybe you want to work in the travel and tourism industry. But even as, say, an engineer or designer, being proficient in a language will give you broader career options.

Entry requirements

We ask that you have studied the language you want to study at GCSE and gained at least a grade B.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sleaford Joint Sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

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