WJEC AS/A2 Spanish Level 3
In a nutshell
A Level naturally builds upon the skills acquired at GCSE and develops them so that you attain a good knowledge of the Spanish language.
This course is for you if...
... You want to develop your Spanish skills
... You want to go into higher education
... You’d like a career in foreign languages
What will I be doing?
This study is achieved through the reading of authentic materials taken from texts and the internet and listening to clips of native speakers.
There is also an important emphasis on oral-work and you’ll be required to attend conversation classes with the Spanish Assistant.
All language work for AS will be based on the following themes as well as studying the film Volver:
- Theme 1: Being a young person in Spanish – speaking society
- Theme 2: Understanding the Spanish – speaking world
You’ll examine the following themes:
- Theme 3: Diversity and difference
- Theme 4: The two Spains: 1936 onwards
A2 students will also study literature and complete an independent research project.
You’ll be assessed via:
- AS Unit 1 – Oral examination (12-15 minutes), 2 tasks based on stimulus
- AS Unit 2 – Listening, reading and writing (2 hours and 30 minutes)
- Advanced Level (60% of the qualification)
- A2 Unit 3 – Oral examination (12 minutes), independent research project with a presentation and discussion
- A2 Unit 4 – Listening, reading and translation (1 hour and 45 minutes)
- A2 Unit 5 – Critical and analytical response in writing (closed-book) (1 hour and 30 minutes)
Upon completion, you’ll achieve:
- AS Level Spanish
- A Level Spanish
- Skills activities
- English and Maths
What is expected of me?
To enter, you’ll need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English/Welsh First Language, Maths/Maths Numeracy, and Grade B in Spanish
Full commitment to attendance is required, as is respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation. You’ll be continually assessed and there’s an expectation that you’ll continue your studies and coursework during your own time.
What comes next?
An advanced level qualification in Spanish will be welcomed and valued in the workplace as well as in a wide variety of higher education courses.
You’ll need to make financial contributions to the travel cost of educational visits.
Coleg Gwent is committed to offering a diverse and rich curriculum to its A and AS Level learners and is eager to ensure that learners across Gwent can access subjects which historically recruit small numbers. In order to secure availability, Spanish and French are offered at our Crosskeys Campus and Welsh will be offered at our Crosskeys and Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone campuses. Music and Further Maths will be offered at all our campuses. If your choice of subjects necessitates travel between campuses, please contact our admissions department for further information.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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