The language programme of study will focus on developing the breadth and depth of pupils’ competence in listening, speaking, reading and writing, based on a sound foundation of core grammar and vocabulary.Sp-72
The course aims to ensure that all pupils understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of sources. It will enable students to speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say. Student will also be capable of writing at varying length, for different purposes using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
Exam Board: Edexcel
Qualification Title: Spanish
Qualification Specification Code: Pearson Edexcel Level 1 / Level 2 GCSE (9 – 1) in Spanish (1SP0)
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel webpage for the specification.
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils ‘curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. It will also provide opportunities for the students to communicate for practical purpose and equip them to study and work in other countries.
You will need to have studied this language at school before in order to continue it to GCSE.
The MFL GCSE consists of four externally examined papers based on the following skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Paper 1: Listening and understanding in Spanish (Foundation tier or Higher tier).
Paper 2: Speaking in Spanish (Foundation tier or Higher tier).
Paper 3: Reading and understanding in Spanish (Foundation tier or Higher tier).
Paper 4: Writing in Spanish (Foundation tier or Higher tier).
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The course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of Spanish. Not only will you understand more about the mechanics of the languages (grammar, vocabulary), but also how people live and use language on a daily basis. All this will be taught by looking at newspapers, books, magazines, television, film and, of course textbooks. You will do some work in our well-equipped language laboratory and will also have one hour per week of intensive speaking work with the spanish assistant. The course covers aspects of Hispanics Society, Multiculturalism, Artistic Culture, Political life in the Hispanic world, and literary texts and films. The cultural works studied are La Casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca and Volver by Pedro Almondovar
Exam Board: AQA
Qualification Title: Spanish
Qualification Specification Code: 7692
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the AQA webpage for the specification.
Standard Sixth Form entry requirements
Languages can be studied as a standalone subject at university, or as a combined degree with a huge variety of subjects, including Business, Mathematics, Economics, Law and International Relations. It is possible to study one, two or three languages in a degree, and any language can be studied from scratch or continued from GCSE or A-Level standard. Language degrees prepares learners for careers related to the subject such as Translation, Interpretation and Teaching, but also are in demand for pathways such as Law, International Relations or Banking
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