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You should have a minimum average GCSE pass of grade C and at least a GCSE grade C in Spanish and English Language.
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WHY TAKE SPANISH?
Spanish is a worldwide language with many variations depending on the region or country where it is spoken. Having Spanish is extremely useful if you want to work in business, marketing, journalism, law and the tourist industry or any career demanding good communication. You will find that people skills and analysis plus having a language skill will give you the edge when applying for jobs as most companies have contact offices abroad.
WHAT ARE THE KEY AREAS OF STUDY?
For AS Spanish you will study 2 aspects of Spanish life; Leisure and Lifestyles and The Individual and Society.
The A2 course also deals with 2 topics related to the Spanish speaking world or Spain; Environmental Issues and Social and Political Issues.
You will also study two of the following; a Spanish film, a Spanish speaking country or region, or a Spanish book. You will talk about one in your oral exam and write about the other in your final A2 exam.
WHAT SKILLS WILL I NEED AND DEVELOP?
You will continue to develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills as you did for GCSE. You will learn to express your ideas and opinions on the range of topics we study. You will also strengthen and extend your knowledge and understanding of grammar.
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
The AS course is assessed by 2 exams, one oral and one written. The A2 course is assessed by 2 exams, one oral and one written.
You will be assessed every half term so we can see how you are progressing.
You will have the opportunity to do a week's work experience in Spain. You will be able to watch films at the Cornerhouse cinema in Manchester. You will be able to attend university 6th Form Days and Spanish AS and A2 topic days.