Spanish

 

¿Hablas español?

While continuing your study of the Spanish language and developing your language skills on this course, you will gain an insight not only into the history and culture of Spanish-speaking countries but also the social issues facing the Spanish speaking world today. The first year of the course concentrates on topics which link to and stretch beyond subjects covered at GCSE, whilst in the second year you will discuss and debate more controversial social and political issues. The exciting revised specifications provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy and discover Hispanic film and some engaging and accessible Hispanic texts in both Y12 and Y13.

With a chance to develop not only communication and comprehension skills, but also hone translation from and into Spanish, this course is designed to nurture all the skills needed to develop into a competent linguist. We thoroughly recommend that students consider a language for breadth and to enhance career prospects in our global, multilingual society. The 1st year of the course will not be externally examined. A level components are assessed at the end of the two years and there is a substantial oral component in the exam. To assist students to this end, the Spanish department provides weekly sessions with a foreign language assistant and organises a week’s work experience in Spain where students can live with a family and work in an area that interests them. It can be an invaluable way of increasing language skills as well as building up personal contacts and real experience of modern Spanish life.

 

If you have any questions please contact Head of Department keava.trace@patesgs.org

 

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