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Spanish AS/A2 at Notley High School and Braintree sixth form

Course description

The aim of the course is to develop the student’s ability to communicate effectively, read and understand texts, write extended essays in Spanish and develop listening comprehension. The course will be based on life in the present day.

At AS level students will be tested on unit 1: spoken expression and response (30%) and unit 2 understanding and written response (70%). At A2 level students will be tested on unit 3 : spoken expression and response (35%) and unit 4 : understanding and written response (65%). Students will explore the culture and traditions of the countries and communities where the language is spoken through the topics studied.

 

For AS-level you will deal with 4 topics during the year:

  • Media
  • Popular culture
  • Healthy living and lifestyle
  • Family and relationships

For A2 you will look at the following:

  • Environment
  • The multicultural society
  • Contemporary social issues
  •  Cultural topic

 

Entry requirements

Students would be expected to achieve a minimum grade B Spanish at GCSE to proceed to studies at AS level. However, students who have shown a similar level of academic ability in other subjects but do not have a particular languages qualification will also be considered if they already have some expertise in the language as a result of home circumstances where, for example, a parent is a native speaker and the language is spoken at home.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Notley High School and Braintree sixth form directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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