What is this subject about?
Spanish is designed to develop an enthusiasm for language learning, awareness and understanding of contemporary society and confidence in communication.
What will I study in the first year?
In the first year, you will study the topics of Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living and Family and Relationships. You will be given a wide variety of authentic materials, including film, music, interactive online activities, language laboratory activities and the opportunity to work or stay in Spain on exchange.
What will I study in the second year?
In addition to consolidating and extending the first year’s topics, you will study Immigration and Multiculturalism, and Franco’s Dictatorship. As with the first year, you will have weekly sessions with our language assistant in preparation for the oral exam.
How is the course assessed?
Assessment is by three written papers (70%) and one oral exam (30%).
What skills will I need and develop in this course?
This course is designed to build directly on skills learned at GCSE. You will also develop your analytical and creative skills, communication skills, presentation skills, interpersonal skills and cultural awareness.
What are the formal entry requirements for this course?
Aside from the general entry criteria that the College requires, you will also need to achieve at least a B grade at GCSE in Spanish, including the Higher Writing Paper, and at least a C grade in English Language.