This course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of Spanish. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language – like grammar and vocabulary – but also about how people live and use language on a day-to-day basis. Students find that a language is a natural fit for many subjects, enabling them to use their skills and qualifications to access career opportunities at home and abroad. However, on a wider level, anybody who wants to travel for work or pleasure should consider taking this course. Across the two years you will study four topics. These are aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture in the Hispanic world, multiculturalism in Hispanic society, and aspects of political life in the Hispanic society. These build on what you have studied at GCSE and cover a wide range of interesting and engaging issues from women’s rights to immigration. You will also study two literary texts from a set list. The common thread amongst all of this is discovering how people speak at a personal level, and what their individual views are on these everyday topics. Finally, you will complete an independent research project on a topic of your choice. Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, an A Level in Spanish can help with a variety career paths. For those who want to specialise in language, there is translation interpretation and diplomacy. Or maybe you want to work in the travel and tourism industry. Even as an engineer, journalist or designer, being proficient in a language will give you broader career options.
Grade 7 or above in GCSE Spanish.
This course can be studied as part of the Valley Park Curriculum offer where students within the Valley Invicta Academy trust may avail of courses on offer in our partner schools across the trust.