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Spanish A Level at Southend High School for Girls

Course description

What will you learn at AS?
Students will develop an understanding of the language
and communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in
the language for a range of purposes. The topics to be
studied are Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle,
Family/Relationships. Weighting : Listening Reading and
Writing 70%, Speaking 30%.
What will you learn at A2?
The skills and knowledge acquired at AS will be taken to
a higher level through the study of the following topics:
Environment, Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social
Issues. Students will also study two cultural topics, one of
which they will write about in the A2 examination, and both
of which must be discussed in the oral examination.
Weighting: Listening Reading and Writing 70%,
Speaking 30%.


Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE Spanish


Students will be tested regularly on their listening, speaking,
reading and writing skills and on their knowledge of
grammatical structures.

Future opportunities

Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world
and is becoming more widespread in its use in the United
States. Of all academic subjects, languages lend themselves
most readily to combination with other disciplines.
It is also possible to study one or two languages from
scratch, such as Italian or Portuguese, on the basis of an
A level Spanish qualification. Job prospects are excellent
for languages graduates.
Applicants with knowledge of languages are much sought
after by companies operating in global markets, especially
travel and tourism, sales and marketing, commerce, finance
and industry and the media. It is worth bearing in mind
that, with increasingly flexible career patterns, a number of
you may be offered work abroad at some time in the future.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Southend High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years