What will you study?
Students will continue to learn to speak, read, write and listen to Spanish in a range of public and social settings. The course aims to develop their ability to communicate confidently and coherently with native speakers in speech and writing, conveying what they want to say with increasing accuracy. Students will deepen their knowledge about how language works and enrich their vocabulary so that they can increase their independent use and understanding of extended language in a wide range of contexts. They should also develop awareness and understanding of the culture and identity of the countries and communities where the language is spoken.
Language students have such a wide range of careers opportunities that it is difficult to list them all here. They are definitely not limited to translator or teacher – no matter what you want to do, speaking another language will double your job market.
The course is based on three themes:
- Identity and Culture – Me, my family and friends; Technology in everyday life; Free-time activities; Customs and festivals in Spanish speaking countries
- Local, national, international and global areas of interest – Home, town and region; Social issues; Global issues; Travel and tourism
- Current and future study and employment – My studies; Life at school/ College/ Education post-16; Jobs, Career choices and ambitions
How will you be assessed?
There are two tiers: Foundation and Higher.
|This will consist of 4 units:|
|Unit 1||Listening Examination||25% (questions to be answered in Spanish and English)|
|Unit 2||Reading Examination||25% (questions to be answered in Spanish and English)|
|Unit 3||Speaking Assessment||25% (includes role play, photo description and general conversation)|
|Unit 4||Written Examination||25% (includes translation and two structured writing tasks)|