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Spanish AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy

Course description

AS candidates develop an understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres.

They will learn to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes and they will use the language accurately to express facts and ideas, to present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing. They will develop an awareness and understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries where the language is spoken.

At A2 the candidates will learn to use the Spanish language in speech and in writing to present viewpoints, develop arguments, analyse and evaluate. They will study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the Spanish-language countries or communities.

They will transfer meaning from English into Spanish and/or vice versa. The students will also acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment. They will take their place in a multilingual global society.

Students will be expected to take part in the Spanish exchange.

Entry requirements

At least grade B in Spanish at GCSE and minimum school entrance requirements.


AS is assessed by two external exams. Firstly an 8-10 minute spoken expression and response exam in Spanish. Secondly an understanding and written response in Spanish.

A2 is also assessed by two examinations. Firstly an 11-13 minute understanding and spoken response exam in Spanish. Secondly a research, understanding and written response exam in Spanish.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 April 2015

Key information

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