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Spanish A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

Following on from the GCSE course, your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills will be developed further. In addition to this, you will be given language strategy training to enhance your understanding of the four key skills and enable you to meet to the challenge of advanced level examination questions.

Course content

In Year 12 you will be studying the following topics: Spanish society (family, marriage, and relationships, the workplace and jobs in Spain, tourism and its impact on Spain). You will also study a culture, politics and art module. This will include themes such as music, television, social media and traditions. You will also study a film or book as well as continuously working on your grammar skills.

In Year 13 in addition to the topics and grammar above, learning will focus on a Multicultural Society module (immigration; integration; racism) and a History Module (The Civil War, Franco, Suarez’s government and King Juan Carlos’ rule). In addition you will also study another cultural topic- We will cover a book or a play.

Listening: true or false and multiple choice questions, completing tables with the required information, identifying statements that are mentioned in the text, comprehension questions, transcription, dictation and paraphrasing exercises.

Speaking: role play, individual and group presentations, whole class and small group discussions and debates, drama.

Reading: true or false and multiple choice questions, comprehension questions, grammar cloze exercises, textual analysis (poetry, literary and non-literary prose), Spanish to English translation.

Writing: poetry and creative writing, summaries and paraphrasing, business language (letters, faxes, memos and emails), transferring meaning from English to Spanish and Spanish to English, extended essay writing.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved grade B or above in Spanish.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years