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Spanish A-Level at Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton)

Course description

A-level Spanish helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to write and speak in Spanish with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres.

This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Spanish or the AQA Certificate in Spanish and wish to study Spanish at a higher level.

Course content

AS Level

MEDIA

Television

Advertising

Communication technology

 

POPULAR CULTURE

Cinema

Music

Fashion/trends

 

HEALTHY LIVING/LIFESTYLE

Sport/exercise

Health and well-being

Holidays

 

FAMILY/RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships within the family

Friendships

Marriage/partnerships

 

A LEVEL

ENVIRONMENT

Pollution

Energy

Protecting the planet

 

THE MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Immigration

Integration

Racism

 

CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL ISSUES

Wealth and poverty

Law and order

Impact of scientific and technological progress

 

CULTURAL TOPIC

 

 

Entry requirements

5 GCSE grades A*-C including grade B in Spanish

Assessment

Unit 1 – SPAN1

Listening, Reading and Writing

70% of AS, 35% of A Level

2 hour written examination

110 marks

Available June only

Unit 2 –  SPA2T/V

Speaking Test

30% of AS, 15% of A Level

35 minutes speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation)

50 marks

Available June only

Financial information

Bursary applications are means tested

Future opportunities

Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, your A Level in Modern Foreign Languages can help with quite a few career paths. For those who want to specialise in language, there’s translation or teaching. Or maybe you want to work in the travel and tourism industry. But even as, say, an engineer or designer, being proficient in a language will give you broader career options.

Further information

How will this course help

You will:

Develop and build on skills learned at GCSE

Achieve a sound basis for further study

Gain an insight into another culture and society

Widen your employment prospects

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ormiston Sir Stanley Matthews Academy (Blurton) directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Donna Wilcox
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 882249
    • Email address:
    • DWilcox3@ossma.co.uk

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