Students will study technological and social
change, looking at diversity and the benefits it brings. They will study highlights of Spanishspeaking artistic culture, including Hispanic music and cinema, and learn about political engagement and who wields political power in the Spanish-speaking world.
Students also explore the influence of the
past on present-day Spanish-speaking communities. Students will develop their ability to interact effectively with users of the language through engaging with authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish.
These include online media, intellectually stimulating texts, films and other materials. They will develop transferrable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity and critical thinking. Throughout their studies, students will learn the language in the context of Spanish-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will have the opportunity to carry
out independent research on a topic of personal interest, relating to a country or countries where Spanish is spoken.
General entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 4 in both English Language and Maths together with 3 other GCSE grades at Grade 4 or above.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC ENTRANCE CRITERIA
Grade 6 or above in GCSE Spanish and an APS
4.75 or above. Students will be also interviewed by a language teacher in Spanish and English. They will need to demonstrate a keen and active interest in the culture and current affairs of the country as well as strong linguistic skills.
There are many university courses and career
paths available to A Level Spanish students, such as Translation Studies, Literature and Journalism. Language Studies and Linguistics courses develop many key skills useful in the workplace.