A Level Course
Why should I study Spanish at Moor Park?
Spanish is a fantastic language to learn! With more than 500 million speakers worldwide, a knowledge of Spanish is a definite advantage in today’s competitive job market. Studying Spanish at A Level enables learners to achieve greater fluency, grammatical accuracy and confidence in all forms of language. You will learn to improve your Spanish in a variety of situations, developing your knowledge of the language through reading and listening to authentic source materials and learning how to extract information, initiate conversations and respond to questions both orally and in writing. The course will provide you with an insight into culture across the Spanish-speaking world.
What will the course involve?
The course involves studying a range of exciting topics, focusing on social issues and trends and artistic and political culture in Spanish-speaking countries. You will also undertake an in-depth study of either one literary text and one film, or two literary texts.
How will I be assessed?
The course is examined at the end of two years and is assessed by three exam papers which examine the four skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Candidates will have summative assessments throughout the course to enable both teacher and student to be aware of any support strategies required in order to maintain target grades.
Where does this course lead?
At university Spanish combines very well with almost any degree subject. A successful grade in this course offers valuable skills for foreign travel, further education and employment. Example careers are: translators and interpreters (United Nations, European Union, NATO), tourism, business, the airline industry, teaching and the Foreign Service, among many other career paths.
What are the entry requirements for this course?
You will need at least a grade B in your GCSE Spanish exam to consider this course, although each application is taken on its own merits.
Exam Board: AQA