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Spanish A Level at Pimlico Academy

Course description

- Develop in students a range of practical skills which enable them to understand and communicate in Spanish.
- Foster an awareness and understanding of the cultural, social, commercial and political background in Spanish-speaking countries.
- Instil appropriate study skills, so that students are equipped to further their communicative ability.
- Allow students to complement their other studies by pursuing selected areas of interest in greater depth and to develop personal, independent responses to them.

Course content

The following skills will be developed throughout the course:

Reading: Understand written texts from a variety of sources including newspapers, magazine articles, official documents and contemporary literary texts.

Listening: Understand Spanish spoken at natural speed by native speakers by listening to authentic recorded materials, radio, TV, interviews and discussions.

Speaking: Communicate effectively in order to exchange information, ideas and opinions. Learning is applied in a variety of contexts- in group work, in pairs and in individual speaking exercises. Students will be involved in discussing, debating, playing roles, presenting arguments, expressing views and maintaining conversation on a range of topics and issues.

Writing: Communicate effectively in writing to convey information, ideas or opinions. Students will write discursive and non‑discursive pieces of varied length, summaries, and letters as well as creative pieces.

Entry requirements

In order to study a foreign language at this level, students should normally have acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE at Higher tier in GCSE.



AS Unit 1: Speaking 15%

AS Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Writing 1 35%

A2 Unit 3: Speaking 15%

A2 Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing 2 35%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2017
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