The course covers how Spanish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change.
In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish-speaking countries. In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism.
You will also study aspects of the political landscape including the future of political life in the Hispanic world by focusing on young people and their political engagement.
You will develop your knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where Spanish is spoken and your language skills. You will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish. The choice of works (literary texts and films) offers opportunities to link with the themes so that, for example, the play La casa de Bernarda Alba could be linked to the sub-theme Modern and traditional values while the film Volver could be connected to the sub-theme Equal rights.
You will take part in stimulating activities to develop your linguistic skills alongside your understanding of the culture and society of countries where Spanish is spoken. We select a broad area of study to prescribe certain aspects for closer examination. The core content includes social issues and trends, political and artistic culture, grammar, and options from literature and film.
You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels.
How to apply for this course
You can now apply for an A Level Programme starting in September 2021.
You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.
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Start: 6th September 2021
AS Level (1 year)
Course code: C000450 / Q032961
A Level Spanish
Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:
If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.
Two written exams and one oral exam that together assess speaking, listening, reading and writing. All questions are in Spanish.
You could follow a language degree course at university, or any degree course and continuing language studies as subsidiary.
Alternatively, students find immediate employment in the target-language country or make a job application in the future with the skill of speaking two or more languages.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!