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Spanish AS Level and A Level at Gloucestershire College

Course description

Many businesses work with companies abroad or have branches in other countries. This gives speakers of multiple languages an advantage when it comes to working with larger companies and organisations.

Studying a language at a higher level can develop your confidence and communication skills, as well as improve your career prospects.

You will be taught through a mixture of classroom based study and conversation classes. You will be actively involved in developing your language skills in all areas.

Course content

We will focus on practising listening, speaking and reading skills in groups activities in class.

Year 1 topic areas are:

  • Media
  • Popular culture
  • Healthy living
  • Family/relationships

Year 2 topic areas are:

  • Environment
  • The multicultural society
  • Contemporary social issues
  • Cultural topic

Entry requirements

Entry to AS and A Level (or equivalent vocational career pathway) will usually require students to have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs, grades A* to C, including English Language and Mathematics, plus a good reference.

Some subjects will also require a minimum grade B in a relevant subject; these will be discussed at interview.


Changes to A Level Courses in 2015

The government has implemented a number of changes to AS and A Level courses starting in September 2015, which affect all schools and colleges in England.

The main changes will be:

  • AS qualifications will still be available as a high quality, stand-alone qualification
  • All assessment in A Levels will be at the end of two years of study
  • There will also be more emphasis on exams and less on coursework, with most subjects being assessed entirely on exams.

We will continue to enter all students into exams at the end of their first year, as we believe it will give students, parents and tutors useful feedback on their progress in the first year; help students to decide which higher education course to apply for; and give universities an indication of their expected grades.

It will also give them the ability to transfer to other courses or move onto employment with recognised qualifications, if they choose to.

Future opportunities

Successful completion of a two-year A Level course can lead to university, higher education or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gloucestershire College directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2016
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