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The course concentrates on the mastery of Spanish and it demands a high level of interest in a wide range of modern issues and current affairs. AS / A2 Spanish is suitable for those students who have enjoyed previous study of Spanish and who wish to extend that study, opening up excellent prospects for European careers.

You will have access to specialist computer applications, literature and a range of foreign language films. You will learn about Spain and gain valuable insights into the culture of the country.

The four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking will be practised in each lesson. Not only will you achieve an advanced level of Spanish, you will also develop a deeper understanding of society and global issues, particularly those pertaining to Hispanic countries.

Assessment

A combination of oral, listening, reading and essay writing will be assessed in 3 examinations at the end of the AS year.

There will be 3 more examinations and an independent research project at the end of the 2nd year.

Entry Requirements

Grade B in GCSE Spanish and at least a Grade 4 in GCSE English Language. An average GCSE score iof 5.50 or higher.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.

Content

3 topics looking at aspects of contemporary Hispanic life, such as:

  • The changing role of the family
  • The use of IT in daily life
  • Rights and liberties

Study of a Hispanic film and / or literature

3 cultural topics:

  • Spanish festivals
  • Spanish art and architecture
  • Hispanic cultural heritage

Multicultural societies

Study of a Hispanic film and / or literature

Outcome/Progression

You will achieve a high level of literacy and fluency in Spanish and will gain a deeper understanding of Hispanic society and the issues affecting it. Being able to speak a modern foreign language is a valuable skill which many employers look for. Many students who have studied languages have excellent communication skills and an ability to create and maintain a coherent and cohesive argument, qualities which often lead to enhanced job prospects.

Inspirational Links

BBC Spanish News - http://www.bbc.com/mundo

Spanish Podcasts - http://www.podcastsinspanish.org/

Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

Exams

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