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Spanish A level builds on the skills developed at GCSE, giving pupils the ability to understand spoken and written Spanish at a high level whilst also providing pupils with the tools to communicate confidently in written and spoken form. As well as building on the technical aspects of learning Spanish, pupils gain insights into the rich culture of the Spanish speaking world. In preparing for examinations pupils will look at literature, follow the news, and immerse themselves in all aspects of Spanish culture, ranging from art and literature to the latest trends in music.

Studying a language to A level requires commitment and a genuine enthusiasm for expanding vocabulary and precision in communication and a willingness to keep reviewing and practising the language.

Spanish A level provides a foundation for further study in languages, a rewarding and highly valued life-long skill and insights into how other people communicate in today’s world’.

Pupils will:

  • Develop their spoken Spanish through participation in class debates, role plays and discussions.
  • Develop their understanding of spoken Spanish through watching plays, films and news reports in Spanish.
  • Develop a secure foundation of the key grammatical structures of the language through practice exercises and exposure to more complex rules and patterns of speech.
  • Through preparation for the speaking examination, research an area of interest in Hispanic society, such as multiculturalism, Spanish regional identity or responses to immigration.

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