Spanish A Level -

SPANISH

EDEXCEL 9SP0

WHY STUDY SPANISH?

Students will enhance their Spanish language skills beyond GCSE using authentic texts and media. Literary and film studies of works by Federico García Lorca, Ramón J. Sender and films directed by Pedro Almodóvar and Guillermo Del Toro will enable students to communicate fluently and confidently in Spanish and develop critical thinking skills and the ability to debate and challenge established ideologies. Language skills gained at AS and A Level greatly favour students’ applications to the top universities and benefit almost all career paths.

THE A LEVEL PROGRAMME OF STUDY

Spanish Language course covering 2 main themes:

Evolution of the Spanish Society

·         Family

·         Work

·         Tourism in Spain

Political & Artistic Culture in the Spanish Speaking World

·         Music

·         Media and Festivals & Traditions.

The course continues with a further two themes based on Immigration and Spain’s Multicultural Society and The Franco Dictatorship and the Transition to Democracy.

HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish A Level will provide opportunities in a range of careers, including: international commerce, law, interpretation and translation, international advertising, the travel and leisure industry, army careers, politics and education.

SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You will be expected to have achieved grade B in GCSE Spanish and to have sufficient linguistic ability to meet the demands of the course. Grade 4 or higher is also required in mathematics and English at GCSE.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION please contact Mrs J Quieros jqu@sandon.essex.sch.uk