Spanish

In Blackburn

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  • Typology

    Vocational qualification

  • Location

    Blackburn

Description

External assessment takes place in June of each year and comprises 2 assessment units. AS Year. Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing, 2 hrs 70% of AS, 35% of total A level marks. Candidates will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. They will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS.

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Location

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Blackburn (Lancashire)
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Feilden Street Blackburn, BB2 1LH

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Course programme


SPANISH A/AS Level
o It's practical and relevant to real life situations
o There's a shortage of linguists so you'll be more employable
o With a language, you can play your part in the European Union
o It's really challenging, rewarding and enjoyable

How Will I Learn ? o You will study a wide range of topical subjects relevant to Spanish
o You will learn to express your ideas and opinions both orally and in writing although the main emphasis is on oral fluency
o You will be encouraged to make extensive use of the language centre to support your learning
Examples of the topics covered at each level are:
AS Year
Media (Television, Advertising, Communication technology)
Popular Culture (Cinema, Music, Fashion trends)
Healthy Living/Lifestyle (Sport/exercise,
Health and well-being, Holidays)
Family/relationships (Relationships within the family, Friendships, Marriage/partnerships)
A2 Year
Wealth and Poverty
Health Issues
Crime
Europe - The Cultural and Social Landscape in Focus.

How Will I Be Assessed? External assessment takes place in June of each year and comprises 2 assessment units.
AS Year
Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing, 2 hrs 70% of AS, 35% of total A level marks.
Candidates will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. They will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS topics.
Unit 2: Speaking, 35 mins including 20 mins preparation time 30% of total AS / 15% of total A Level marks Candidates will discuss a target-language stimulus card based on one of the AS topics and take part in a conversation covering three further AS topics.
A2 Year
Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing, 2 hrs 30 mins 35% of total A level marks. Candidates
will answer a range of questions based on approximately 6 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written texts. They will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the four A2 cultural topic areas.
Unit 4: Speaking, 35 mins including 20 mins preparation time 15% of total A Level marks
Candidates will present a point of view based on a target-language stimulus card from one of the A2 topic areas and take part in a conversation covering three further A2 topics.

Any Special Requirements? Yes, a GCSE grade B in Spanish.

Student Profile Formerly of Edge End High School, Nelson, Samantha Lyle studied A Level French and
Spanish, achieving grade A in both. She also passed Law and AS English Language and
Literature with a grade B. She is now reading Modern Languages at university. In addition to a wide range of AS / A Levels Blackburn Sixth Form College offers several vocational courses:

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