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Spanish AS A2 at Kingsthorpe College

Course content

Students will study a variety of topics covering life in modern Europe and looking at aspects of the history of Spain.

Topics in Year 12 include:

  • family and youth concerns
  • healthy living - food, diet, health
  • leisure and the arts
  • travel and tourism
  • current affairs and media
  • world of work - education, training, employment

In Year 13 students will study:

  • contemporary issues - racism, environment and citizenship
  • politics and history
  • social issues
  • global issues
  • customs, traditions and beliefs
  • future of the European Union

In Year 13 students may undertake an in-depth study of an aspect of the course as a coursework option.

Materials are taken from a variety of sources including textbooks, magazines, television, films. Grammar and the structures of the language are covered within the topic areas.

There may be a possibility of doing a work experience placement abroad in the Summer between Year 12 and Year 13.

Time allocation - Five periods per week and one oral lesson per week with the Spanish assistant, when possible.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade c or above.

Assessment

In each year there are 3 units of assessment, 2 multi-skilled (listening, reading and writing) and 1 speaking.

Future opportunities

Year after year language graduates find jobs when they leave university. Unemployment rate among language graduates are much lower than those for graduates from other courses such as English, Media Studies, Psychology, Business.

With an advanced qualification in languages, the world of work is your oyster. It is much wider than teaching and translating, the areas traditionally associated with language graduates. Here are just some of the possible careers where a language would be useful:

accountant; archaeologist; army officer; chef; civil service officer - Foreign Office; editor; logistics - export executive, freight forwarder; HM Customs and Excise officer; hotel manager; immigration officer; interpreter; journalist; lawyer; librarian; market research executive; marketing; merchant navy; Royal Air Force; sales manager; bi-lingual secretary / executive personal assistant; teacher; technical translator / author; telephone operator; tour guide; translator.

These jobs are not necessarily based in the UK. It is much easier to find a job in Europe if you have a language at advanced level.

Further information

For further information please contact:

Mr Steve King - Director of Faculty

Dr Sarah Matthews - Deputy Director of Faculty

Miss Lisa Dunkley - Advanced Skills Teacher

Mrs Ghislaine Craik

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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