Five A* – C grades at GCSE including a minimum of grade 5/C in GCSE English and a grade C in GCSE Spanish.
If you are interested in joining the College we will arrange a meeting with an experienced subject counsellor who will help you to choose courses that best suit your ambitions and achievements.
All entry requirement details are correct at the time of publication, September 2018, however, the College may need to make some changes by September 2019 in the light of student demand, staff availability and external factors beyond the College’s control.
The subject content of the course can be divided into three sections:
Spanish is spoken in 21 countries. Around 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, second only to Mandarin Chinese. There are 500 million speakers worldwide.
The skills and qualifications gained from studying Spanish at A level will put you at an advantage when competing for jobs in our multilingual global society.
This linear course is a 100% examination based qualification with no coursework to complete. The final grade is determined as a result of taking three examinations at the end of the second year. These examinations cover all the content that you have covered over the two years of study. The examinations themselves are as follows:
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing. 2.5 hours in length. 40% of the A Level marks.
Paper 2: Writing. 2 hours. 30% of the A Level marks.
Paper 3: Speaking. 25 minutes. 30% of the A Level marks.
This course will enable you to embark on a degree in Spanish or one of the many combined degrees now available which will give you the kind of diverse qualification many employers are looking for in the global economy.
You will be expected to complete at least 4 hours of private study a week and attend a weekly conversation class. You will also need to show an interest in current affairs and have an interest in the culture of Spain and the Spanish-speaking world would be a great advantage.
The college will provide you will basic text books and learning materials. You will need to provide paper, pens and other writing materials. We would advise you to obtain a bilingual dictionary once you start the course.
You will experience a wide variety of learning activities during the course to practice and improve your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. This will include online interactive learning, group work and conversation classes. You will also have the opportunity of taking part in a trip to Spain.