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Spanish

Awarding body: AQA
Specification number: 7691 / 7692

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades at A* - C via the higher tier or above at GCSE Spanish, including a B grade in the written exam.
Students who sit only foundation papers at GCSE should consult with their teacher.

Course content

At AS level, students will have the opportunity to extend their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the study of materials related to contemporary Spanish and North American countries.  Topics included are the family, leisure, education, the media, the environment, immigration and multiculturalism. 

At A2 level, students continue to develop their competence in language and explore further social, cultural and political issues.  In addition, a literary text or topic may be studied.

Assessment

Why Languages at Marlborough Science Academy?

Expectations of students

Students should have an interest in one of the Spanish speaking countries and/or be informed about its history, culture and current events.
Students should preferably have also made a visit to the country concerned.
Students must attend conversation lessons with the assistant, as well as have the self-discipline to learn vocabulary and master Spanish grammar.

Career paths

Spanish has long been recognised as providing a sound background to academic studies. Understanding and using Spanish is a desirable skill in many areas of work. Spanish is in demand in banking, insurance, marketing, science and technology, journalism, tourism, law, education and engineering.

SUBJECT DESTINATIONS
Culture/Tourism, Government, Education and Business.

How to apply

Mr K Henshall, The Marlborough Science Academy.
K.henshall@marlborough.herts.sch.uk