Spanish A Level at Arnold Hill Academy
Why study this course?
Throughout the course of Spanish A Level, students will study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of Hispanic society. They will study highlights of Hispanic artistic culture, including a focus on Spanish regional identity and the cultural heritage of past civilisations. They will learn about aspects of the diverse political landscape of the Hispanic world. Students will explore the influence of the past on present day Hispanic communities. Throughout their studies, they learn the language in the context of Hispanic countries and issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. The course focuses on how Spanish speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change. In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish speaking countries.
What support and enrichment will I get?
Small class sizes ensure that support is highly tailored to students’ individual requirements. Access to subscription websites and online resources will be available to all students. A Y12/13 trip to Spain will be offered as well as opportunities to attend open language events at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
In addition to the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form, students should have studied GCSE Spanish at Key Stage 4, achieving a grade B or better.
Spanish as a language degree or a joint degree can open many opportunities in the future, it is a subject that combines well with any other course at University as part of a joint honours degree which will offer a year of study or work abroad. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or to further study, including a Modern Languages degree.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.