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Spanish A Level at WQE

Course description

The syllabus builds on the skills developed at GCSE, but with much more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society.
 
Aspects of Hispanic society:
• Modern and traditional values
• Cyberspace
• Equal rights
 
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
• Modern day idols
• Spanish regional identity
• Cultural heritage
 
Study of a Spanish film
 
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
• Immigration
• Integration
• Racism
 
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
• Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
• Monarchies and dictatorships
• Popular movements
 
Study of a Spanish text
 

Course content

The syllabus builds on the skills developed at GCSE, but with much more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society.
 
Aspects of Hispanic society:
• Modern and traditional values
• Cyberspace
• Equal rights
 
Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
• Modern day idols
• Spanish regional identity
• Cultural heritage
 
Study of a Spanish film
 
Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
• Immigration
• Integration
• Racism
 
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
• Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
• Monarchies and dictatorships
• Popular movements
 
Study of a Spanish text

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course also normally requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and grade 6 or above in GCSE Spanish (both higher tier). We will consider individual cases if students have a grade 5.

Assessment

In common with all other new A-level specifications, the new Spanish A-level is linear with all exams being taken at the end of the second year.
 
Paper 1 - (50% A-Level) - Listening, Reading & Writing (Summary & Translation into both languages included)
Paper 2 - (20% A -Level) – Writing (Film & Book)
Paper 3 - (30% A-Level) – Speaking (Stimulus Card & Individual Project)

Future opportunities

Students will be well prepared to use Spanish for practical communication and to continue their studies in higher education. At university Spanish may be combined with another language, a host of other subjects or studied on its own.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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