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Study all aspects of Spanish with this A Level programme at City of Oxford College.

If you would like to take the journey to the next level of your language ability in a relaxed environment, come and join us!

This programme will broaden your vocabulary and fluency in Spanish 

The tutor will use a range of resources (videos, games, role-plays and handouts) to supplement the course book.

Scroll towards the bottom of the page for details on the entry requirements and how you'll learn.

What I'll learn

The A Level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE.

It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society.

The content is suitable for students who wish to progress to employment or to further study, including a modern languages degree.

The approach is a focus on how Spanish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change.

In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish-speaking countries.

In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism. Students also study aspects of the political landscape including the future of political life in the Hispanic world by focusing on young people and their political engagement.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and society of countries where Spanish is spoken, and your language skills. You will do this by using authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish.

The choice of works (literary texts and films) offers opportunities to link with the themes so that, for example, the play La casa de Bernarda Alba could be linked to the sub-theme Modern and traditional values while the film Volver could be connected to the sub-theme Equal rights.

 

How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • Audio/visual stimulation and immersion
  • Teacher-led, formal instruction
  • Group and pair work
  • Discussions

You will have the chance to use the language in real-life situations through fun and engaging role-plays and lively group discussions.

Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to develop your language skills according to your own specific needs.

 

How I'll be assessed

Formal assessment is through examinations. The examination periods are in May and June.

A range of regular assignments, essays and class based assessments also help you to develop your study skills for the next educational step.

Individual learning targets are set each term and you receive regular feedback on your progress in meeting these targets

 

Entry Requirements

All A Level students must have six GCSEs at grades 4 (C) or above, including English and maths at grade 5, but excluding PE, dance, IT or other subjects with a large practical component.

For this subject, you will need GCSE English literature or GCSE English language at grade 5.

With 3 A Levels, the possibilities are endless. You can progress to higher education to study a variety of different subjects at degree level. A Levels also offer a high standard of education which many employers require as part of their entry criteria onto training programmes.

An A Level in English literature will allow you access to university to study a broad range of humanities subjects, since the analytical and conceptual skills that you will acquire are transferable. English is a subject that is valued by universities.

 

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.