GCSE grade 6 in Spanish.
Spanish is an official language in 20 countries. It is the native language of over 496 million speakers, which is around 6.3% of the world’s population. This makes it the second most common mother tongue in the world, second only to Mandarin. Worldwide, around 24 million people are students of Spanish. (source: Centro Virtual Cervantes)
You will study a wide range of cultural, historical, political and social topics; including art and architecture, gastronomy, music and dance and twentieth-century history from a range of Spanish-speaking countries. We will include elements of medieval society, racism and immigration, monarchies and dictatorships, family life, feminism, and LGBTQI+ rights from a Spanish-speaking perspective. You will also study and analyse two literary texts (a film and a book) and undertake a research piece into an area of personal interest in a Spanish-speaking country.
You will take three final exams:
50% Paper 1 (listening, reading, writing, summarising, translation)
20% Paper 2 (analysing the film and the book)
30% Paper 3 (speaking, including about your research project)
We help you to prepare for these assessments by giving you lots of opportunities to practise all of the skills you’ll need, and giving you high-quality feedback, tips and advice.
Students of A Level Spanish have gone on to study Modern Languages, Law, English, History, Medicine, Business Studies, Economics, Music, Sciences and Maths. Not all of our students choose to study a modern language at university, but many do, whether this is for their main degree, as part of another degree, or just for enjoyment. Whatever degree or route you choose to take, your Spanish A-Level will set you up well, by providing you with lots of the employability and study skills that will help you be successful at university and in the workplace. Speaking a language is highly valued in the world of business, and fluency in a language can increase your salary by up to 20%.
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