Spanish A-Level at Sir William Ramsay School
The course aims to develop knowledge of the language, language skills and appreciation of cultural aspects of Spain and countries where the language is used.
Students should be prepared to study in depth aspects of the society, culture and communities of Spain and Spanish speaking countries.
Students will follow the OCR Spanish AS and A-Level course. A summary of the course content and assessment scheme is shown below:
Year 12: AS Unit 1 -Speaking (speaking exam); AS Unit 2 Listening, Reading and Writing 1 (written exam)
Year 13: A2 Unit 3 Speaking (speaking exam); A2 Unit 4 Listening, Reading and Writing 2 (written exam)
Students who join the AS level Spanish group should usually have achieved at least a grade B in GCSE Spanish.
AS and A-Level Spanish combine well with other subjects and develop the skills needed to use the target language to present points of view and develop arguments in speech and writing. Taking an A-Level in a foreign language is no longer restricted to people who want to go on to university to study languages, other arts subjects, or who want a career purely in languages.
Many other courses, such as Leisure and Tourism, may encourage or require students to continue studying a second language. Having a knowledge of a foreign country and its culture will enable you to communicate effectively, which is a skill many employers value.
Employers also need people with skills such as engineering and science or advertising and administration who can also speak a foreign language. You do not have to be fluent in a language – there is room for all levels of ability of all types of work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Ramsay School directly.