Spanish at Ryde Academy
The Spanish A Level course allows students to build on what they have learned in their GCSE through extending and developing all the four language skills in Spanish; listening, reading, writing and speaking. This will be achieved through assessing a wide range of authentic materials including films, Spanish speaking media and the opportunity to converse with native speakers. Students will develop a lasting appreciation of language and experience the satisfaction and enjoyment the ability to communicate in another language can bring. They will learn to understand Spanish in a wide range of different contexts as well as being able to communicate readily in Spanish for a variety of purposes. They will gain useful knowledge of and insights into Spanish speaking cultures both contemporary and historic and will hopefully develop a lasting love of all things Hispanic. They will also develop valuable skills for foreign travel, further education and employment.
Unit 1. Written Paper - 2 hours. Listening, Reading and Writing. Study will focus on the following topics: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy living/Lifestyle and Family/Relationships.
Unit 2. Speaking test - 35 minutes (including 20 minutes preparation time) - Study will focus on the following topics: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy living/Lifestyle and Family/Relationships.
Unit 3. Written Paper - 2 hours 110 marks. Listening reading and Writing. Study will focus on the following topics: the Environment, the Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues, Cultural Topics (choose two of five options)
Unit 4. Speaking Test - 35 minutes including 20 minute preparation time. 50 marks. Study will focus on the following topics: the Environment, the Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues, Cultural Topics (choose two of five options)
Grade B or above in Spanish
100% exam - Written Paper (Listening, Reading and Writing). Spoken test - responding to a stimulus card on one of the key topics covered during the course and general discussions of the other three topics.
Careers in: Business, Leisure and Tourism, translation and Interpreting, Media, Journalism, international relations, Diplomatic Service, Law, teaching and Lecturing can be pursued.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your school/college careers staff.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ryde Academy directly.