Spanish is the official language in 20 countries and spoken in more than 30. Studying Spanish at A level is the natural way to further your knowledge enabling you to use it in its spoken and written form and acquire an insight into how language is learnt. You will also gain considerable contacts with and insight into the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of the countries where Spanish is spoken. Spanish links well with many other subjects. Occupations in which students can use Spanish include: journalism, business, tourism, government services, teaching, engineering, marketing and law.
In addition to developing and extending the vocabulary and grammatical concepts studied at GCSE, you will also study and acquire specific knowledge of contemporary society with topics such as the environment, the media, young people, work, and the cultural and social issues of Spanish-speaking countries. You will also have conversation time with the Foreign Language Assistant.
The course is examined through 3 module examinations in June (Unit 1: Listening, Reading and writing; Unit 2: Writing and Unit 3: Speaking.)
You will be asked to buy a grammar book (approx. £10), a vocabulary book (approx. £5) and a novel (approx.. £8). Any visits that are arranged will be priced as they come up.