The course will focus on four main themes in the Spanish-speaking world; Aspects of society: current trends and issues; Artistic culture; Aspects of political life; Spanish cinema and a work of Hispanic literature. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a Spanish trip to experience the culture and language en vivo.
Linguists can earn up to 20% more than those who do not speak a foreign language. Nearly three quarters of businesses say they value foreign language skills among their employees. Knowledge of Spanish can improve your communication, critical and creative thinking skills. It will increase your problem solving skills and will stimulate brain function and memory. It also demonstrates to employers that you have strong self-discipline and high self-esteem. Spanish can open the door to many industries, as well as the obvious interpreting, translating and teaching, linguists often work in international law/banking, journalism and broadcasting, publishing, public relations and sport.
AQA A-level Spanish. This is a level 3 qualification.
Component 1 – Listening, reading and writing – worth 40% of the qualification. You will sit an examination of duration 2 hours and 30 minutes, set and marked by the exam board.
Component 2 – Writing – worth 30% of the qualification. You will sit an examination of duration 2 hours, set and marked by the exam board.
Component 3 – Speaking – worth 30% of the qualification. This is an Oral exam of duration between 21-23 minutes (including 5 minutes of preparation time).
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