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Spanish A level at JFS

Course description

You will be interested in different cultures and keen to use a different language to understand and to communicate your own ideas. This course is suitable for you if you: enjoy learning Spanish and about Spanish culture and you want to use a language for further study or work or have a good memory and a logical mind.

You will need to acquire an increased knowledge and understanding of language structures in your chosen language and show that you can apply these effectively when speaking or writing in the language. You must also be able to read and listen to authentic sources in the target language in order to understand specific details and widen your range of language. 

Course content

General Topic Areas for ‘Year 12

Social Issues and Trends (In Spain): Family, Impact of Tourism, World of Work.
Political, Intellectual and Artistic Culture (In the wider Spanish speaking world): Music, Media, Festival and Traditions.

General Topic Areas for Year 13

Social Issues and Trends (In Spain): Immigration and the Multicultural Society
Political, Intellectual and Artistic Culture (In the wider Spanish speaking world): The Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy.

Entry requirements

‘A’ or ‘A*’ at GCSE Spanish (or equivalent) and the ability to manipulate the language and work independently, a love of language and a determination to succeed!


Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation (into English), 2 hours in total, 40% of final grade.
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation, 2 hours and 40 minutes in total, 30% of final grade.
Paper 3: Speaking, lasts between 21 and 23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time, 30% of final grade.

Future opportunities

You can study the language at university and/ or take up a second language or combine a language with another subject (e.g.Business) at university. You can work abroad or work for a company with international links. Many employers now prefer to employ people with foreign language skills, knowing that the business world is global and that you have the potential to reach a much wider market. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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