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Spanish AS/A-Level at Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What is A Level Spanish?

This course is for students who wish to build on the language skills gained at GCSE and on their knowledge of thesocieties and cultures of Spanish-speaking countries.

Why study Spanish?

In addition to general study skills, you will learn to communicate at a higher level in the language. You will learn muchmore about a wide range of aspects of the societies in which the language is spoken. Spanish is spoken in Europe,South America and internationally, and is an official language of the United Nations.

What makes a successful student of Spanish?

Successful students make Spanish a part of their lives, developing an interest in Hispanic culture, film, music, currentaffairs, and establishing personal connections in their own time.

Entry requirements

To study at Hellesdon High School Sixth Form you will need: SIX GCSEs A* - C Grades will enable you to study FOUR A/S Level courses.

We would advise that a Grade B at GCSE would be a good indicator of potential for A Level but we will discuss this with you. Equally we can discuss options for individuals who may fall short of the six higher grade entry requirements.

When applying for courses you should look to study subjects that:

  • a) You have a strong interest in (and enjoyment of)
  • b) You feel you are successful at
  • c) Your Yr11 teachers have highlighted you are good at.

It may also be useful to investigate university/employment websites if you have a particular interest in following a subject forward after Sixth Form.

Subject Specific

Students will normally have achieved at least the equivalent of GCSE B grade in Spanish.

Future opportunities

Having a language at AS or A level will improve your employability, in particular with companies with international branches. The A level course would appeal to those interested in language and communication, other cultures & ways of life, business, travel, literature, journalism, the media and international affairs.

Many opportunities will be open to you, where you can continue to use and develop your language skills. Some students go on to a degree course in languages, literature and/or applied languages (translating, interpreting); others pursue a Higher Education course in another subject, for example Law, or Business Studies, but study a language alongside it. More British people are also opting for further study abroad.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hellesdon High Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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