Spanish A Level at Burlington Danes Academy
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing
Paper 2: Writing
Paper 3: Speaking
- Social issues and trends
- Artistic Culture
- Film and/or literature
·At least 6 A*-B grades at GCSE including English and Maths (grades 5 and above).
· Students on this pathway will take 3 A' levels, studying linear courses for 2 years.
· Students need to achieve at least a B at GCSE in their chosen A' Level subjects, or closely related subjects (e.g. English and Science grades are used for Psychology entry. See subject-specific entry requirements)
· Minimum of 4 B grades required not including BTEC or vocational equivalents
Key skills required to complete this course
· Communication: reading, speaking, listening and writing
· Independent Learning
· Information Technology
· Problem Solving
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (40%)
Paper 2: Writing (about a film or piece of literature) (30%)
Paper 3: Speaking (30%)
All assessed at end of A2 year.
There is no coursework or controlled assessment.
A university degree in Languages could lead to a career as a translator, interpreter, working for an international company or abroad, or a job in tourism. Can also be combined in a ‘joint honours’ degree (e.g. International Business related courses).
If you are planning to study languages at university or go on to a career as a translator or interpreter, Spanish A Level is an excellent choice. Equally if you hope to work for a multi-national company or a company that does business abroad, this qualification provides a good grounding. However, whether or not you wish to use your languages in the workplace later on, many universities regard a qualification in languages very highly, and thus this may strengthen your application for higher education. The ability to speak a language shows that you are a good communicator, and an open-minded person.
Key tips for success
- Regularly read Spanish newspapers and magazines, listen to Spanish radio, and watch Spanish news reports online to keep up-to-date with current affairs and improve comprehension skills.
- Watch Spanish films
- Buy a big dictionary and use it to support all homework
- Visit Spain – you will gain confidence with speaking
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burlington Danes Academy directly.