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Spanish AS/A Level at Stoke Newington School

Course description

AS Level:

The course is designed to provide you with extensive knowledge of Spanish society and culture as well as enhancing your ability in the Spanish language. It will enable you to understand and communicate in a variety of contexts and to a range of audiences.

A Level:

The A level course builds on the foundations of the AS content. The aim is to provide a motivating course of study that allows students to develop an advanced level of knowledge and understanding of language and culture. The A level qualification will also help to prepare students for higher education.

Course content

AS Level:

Paper 1 (40%): This paper involves listening, reading, and translation into English. It draws on the vocabulary and structures from the themes studied during the year, based on society and culture.

Paper 2 (30%): This paper involves another translation element, a grammatical exercise and a written essay based on a film, a novel or a play.

Paper 3 (30%): This paper is the spoken element of the AS qualification. Students will have to complete a range of tasks including; responding orally to texts on changes in Spanish society and maintaining a discussion from the theme ‘Political and Artistic Culture in Spanish Speaking Countries’. Students will be assessed on their ability to communicate and interact effectively and manipulate language.

A Level:

Paper 1 (40%): This paper involves listening, reading, and translation into English. It draws on the vocabulary and structures from the themes studied during the year, based on society and culture.

Paper 2 (30%): This paper involves another translation element, a grammatical exercise and a written essay based on a film, a novel or a play.

Paper 3 (30%): This paper is the spoken element of the AS qualification. Students will have to complete a range of tasks including; responding orally to texts on changes in Spanish society and maintaining a discussion from the theme ‘Political and Artistic Culture in Spanish Speaking Countries’. Students will be assessed on their ability to communicate and interact effectively and manipulate language.

 

Entry requirements

You will need at least a grade B in Spanish at GCSE.

Future opportunities

A level Spanish will greatly increase your employability and enhance your social and communication skills. You can continue to use and further develop your language skills by taking a language degree course or a degree course with a language element, such as BA in European studies, BSc in computer science with Spanish, or BA in media studies with Spanish.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke Newington School directly.

Last updated date: 23 November 2016
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