A Level Spanish is a fascinating and varied subject that provides students with a broad and incredibly important range of knowledge and skills. In a world in which global relationships are often a necessity for businesses and organizations to thrive, having an additional language is extremely useful for a wide range of future careers.
The course develops your ability to communicate in the language and extends your knowledge of Spanish traditions, literature, cinema and history. There are plenty of chances to improve your authentic Spanish, as you will have small group conversation sessions each week with your teacher. Much of the work involves discussion and debate on important issues of interest to students; you will also have the opportunity to watch and analyze some Spanish feature films.
The subject complements a whole variety of other subjects. Indeed, many of our students progress onto Higher Education and take Spanish combined with subjects as diverse as Chemistry, Computer Science, Law or Marketing.
Studying Spanish also opens a wide range of career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.
Unique features of the course includes: Teacher who is a native Spanish speaker, Weekly oral sessions, Range of enrichment opportunities including work experience in Spain, Provides excellent and varied career opportunities, Develops a wide range of life-long skills, Spanish complements most other coursesWide range of materials (DVDs, magazines, books and VLE) available for independent stud
You could follow a language degree course at university, or any degree course and continuing language studies as subsidiary.Alternatively, students find immediate employment in the target-language country or make a job application in the future with the skill of speaking two or more languages.
Translating and interpreting, Business, Diplomatic service, Export marketing, Civil service, Banking, Education
You will take three exams after two years. Component 1 or speaking (weighting 30%),Component 2 which includes Listening, Reading and Translation (weighting 50%) andComponent 3 or writing (weighting 20%)