Why choose A-Level Spanish?
If you have a talent for learning languages, and have enjoyed GCSE Spanish then you might want to consider studying Spanish at A Level.
The ability to understand and communicate in another language is a life-long skill for education, employment and leisure purposes. You will discover new cultures and gain a broader view of today’s increasingly globalized world. In today’s job market employers seek employees who can offer a foreign language.
Universities respect MFL qualifications as a sign of academic ability to study a wide variety of courses.
The ability to speak another language can open up many doors in your career and future academic life
What is the A-level course like?
A-level languages build upon your existing knowledge gained at GCSE, giving you a sound understanding of using your language in a variety of contexts and situations.
|Year 12 topics:|
|Aspects of Hispanic society:
• Modern and traditional values
• Equal rights
|Artistic Culture in the Hispanic world:
• Modern day idols
• Hispanic regional identity
• Cultural heritage
• Study of a Spanish / Hispanic film/ director.
|Year 13 topics:|
|Multiculturalism in Hispanic society:
|Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world:
• Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
• Popular movements
• Study of a Spanish / Hispanic book
Language skills can lead directly into a career in translating, interpreting or teaching, and are also in demand in areas such as hospitality, law, publishing and business services. Modern languages degrees typically involve spending a year abroad and this can be an opportunity to find work in a field that interests you and gain relevant experience.