|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Spanish||MFL||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students should have achieved at least a B in Spanish at GCSE.
The course aims to develop linguistic competence in speaking, writing and listening to Spanish. Students will develop their awareness of Spanish culture and will learn various study skills as a preparation for work and further study. Authentic Spanish materials including magazines, films, newspapers, books and internet are used.
Language study will improve your interpersonal and social skills. Many companies require skilled linguists and they actively seek to recruit students with good qualifications in a language. From ski-instructors to lawyers, football managers to holiday reps, teachers to air hostesses, a good qualification in a language can improve your job prospects to an employer. Many Universities also offer study abroad for a year when students can use their language skills in a working environment. Students of Spanish can also opt to study or work in South America. This is usually the students’ best part of the course, providing the chance to live abroad, and become fully immersed in the culture.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 Listening, Reading , Writing 1h 45min 40%
Paper 2 Writing—translation/film & text study 30%
Paper 3 Speaking (12-14 min) 30%
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing 2.5 hours 40%
Paper 2 Writing 2 hours based on Film/Literature 30%
Paper 3 Speaking—Individual research project 30%
Topics covered in both years:-
1. Social issues and trends
2. Political and artistic culture.
Only 1 in 10 careers with languages is in fields such as interpreting and teaching. Whether destined for a career in commerce, accountancy, in the travel industry, medicine or engineering, a language should be considered as an invaluable and highly rated skill.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900