AQA A Level Spanish
What’s it about?
The A Level language courses constitute an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or further study, including a modern languages degree. The specification has been designed to be studied over two years.
Learning Spanish will provide you with the opportunity to work and travel in Europe, Central and South America, and other Spanish-speaking countries.
Language skills alone are already an advantage in potential employers’ eyes, but Spanish even more so, as it’s so widely spoken.
Being able to speak Spanish not only enables you to communicate with the 400 million other speakers worldwide, but it will bring other academic benefits as well. Moreover, Spanish is the third most commonly used language on the Internet.
Grade 7 or above in your chosen language.
Speaking fluently in another language or being bilingual would be an advantage for all language courses
Mrs. S Gonzalez – Director of Teaching and Learning
Ms. S Pereira – Kent Language School
The Canterbury Academy Sixth Form
The approach is a focus on how your chosen language speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of the target speaking countries.
In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on issues such as life for those on the margins of Spanish speaking society as well as looking at the positive influences that diversity brings.
Students will also study one book and one film and will analyse and be able to respond critically in writing to the work they have studied in their chosen language
Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (50% of A-Level).
Paper 2: Writing (20% of A-Level).
Paper 3: Speaking (30% of A-Level).
Languages are essential for further study and careers in travel and tourism, teaching, translation and interpreting, and law, to name a few. In fact, the majority of careers look upon students with language skills more favourably than those without. This course will enable you to study languages at university.
Other languages may be available upon request.