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Spanish A Level

Studying Spanish is more than doing a language to go on holiday...it is linked to the understanding of societies, cultures and the economy. In other words, it will help you to understand the world you live in. This course offers you the opportunity to become competent in the language but, equally important, it will provide you with skills that employers look for: critical thinking and problem solving, excellent memory capacity, a global outlook, intercultural competence, a great team player. You will stand out from the crowd for a good reason!

+ Course details and future career paths

In Spanish A Level you study a range of cutting edge topics through the practice of the four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing). You learn about the world around whilst you develop further your research skills and analytical skills. You will have many opportunities to practice your abilities in class and through a range of visits and partnerships.

Year 1 content

You will study:

  • One theme from social issues and trends, for example cyberspace or equal rights
  • One theme from political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture, for example celebrity cult or historical places
  • One book or film
  • Grammar

Year 2 content

You will study:

  • A further theme from social issues and trends, for example racism
  • A further theme from political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture, for example social movements
  • One book (or if book studied in Year 1, one film or a second book)
  • Grammar
  • Individual research project

The course is very varied and engaging in content. There is something for every student and you will develop ways of thinking as you have never experience before!

+ Progression

There are plenty of other opportunities in a large variety of fields such as diplomacy and national security, medicine and engineering. By studying Spanish you will develop key skills such as the ability to build relationships in and across borders, critical thinking and problem solving, a global outlook and intercultural confidence. Businesses and organisations not only want to recruit people who talk a language, but they want to recruit people who have a deeper understanding of foreign environments and practices and who are first-class communicators, particularly if the communication is hard-to-reach!

 

How to find us.

Recreation Road
Durrington
Wilts
SP4 8HH

Phone: 01980 652 467
EMAIL: Admin@avonvalleycollege.org.uk

 
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