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Spanish A Level at Cramlington Learning Village

Course description

The Spanish A Level course covers a wide variety of topics ranging from Holidays, Sport and Television to the Environment, Immigration and Poverty. The course is designed to follow on smoothly from GCSE but with the emphasis shifting to using Spanish as the main language. Students can expect to focus on developing their fluency in conversation, along with their reading and listening skills. Successful A Level Spanish students are committed to reading Spanish magazines, news articles and books as well as listening to Spanish music and watching films in Spanish, all of which contributes to improved fluency and understanding of the language.

Course content

Year 12:
Media
Popular Culture
Healthy Living
Family and Relationships

Year 13:
Environment
The Multicultural
Society Social Issues
Two cultural topics including the study of a book and a film

Entry requirements

5 A* - C GCSEs across a range of subjects. An average GCSE point score of 43 or above is required and a B in Spanish.

Assessment

Assessment is by exams at the end of year 12 and year 13. There is no coursework.

AS Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
AS Unit 2: Speaking
A2 Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing,
A2 Unit 4: Speaking

Future opportunities

Former students have gone on to study a variety of languages at University, as well as combining languages with courses in Law, Business or Politics. It is also worth considering that many Universities offer the opportunity to study a language as a subsidiary subject alongside a different degree, allowing you to keep up your language skills while you study something completely different as your main degree subject. Speaking a foreign language can open up opportunities in a huge range of careers, as well as offering the chance of living or studying abroad, whether for a short time or permanently.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cramlington Learning Village directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015

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