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Spanish A Level at Lytchett Minster School

Course description

Globalisation of world markets, the expansion of the European Community and increasing opportunities for travel are creating an environment in which language skills can open more and more doors. However, languages really come into their own when set alongside expertise in another field. It is therefore reasonable to suggest that Spanish will nowadays combine with any other A Level subjects.

Course content

Changes in Spanish society

  • The family structure.
  • The touristic impact in Spain.
  • The world of work.

The political and artistic culture in Spanish speaking countries.

  • Music.
  • Media.
  • Festivals and traditions.

Immigration and the multicultural Spanish society

  • Immigration.
  • Integration and multiculturalism.

The Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy

  • The Franco dictatorship.
  • The passage from dictatorship to democracy.

Students will also study two Spanish works: a book and a film.

Entry requirements

Students will need a minimum of 6 GCSEs at grades A* - B, including Spanish.

They should have an interest in the issues of the day and in the culture of Spanish-speaking countries, along with an enthusiasm for discussing these in Spanish. If possible, they should spend at least one reasonable period in Spain during the course.

Assessment

Three papers

  • Listening, reading and translation.
  • Written response to works (book and film) and translation.
  • Speaking.

Future opportunities

Specialist language occupations include interpreting, translating and teaching. However, in an increasingly international environment, practically any job, whether based in the UK or abroad, can involve the use of languages. For those who go on to Higher Education, it is possible to study Spanish alongside a wide range of other subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lytchett Minster School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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