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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme allows students to use Spanish for the purpose of communication and enables them to gather, analyse and exchange information and ideas in Spanish.

Entry requirements

You will need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English Language at grade 5 (C/B) and Maths at grade 4 (C).

In addition, you should have GCSE French at grade 5 [C/B] or above. 

You will be expected to demonstrate a keen interest in Spanish-speaking countries and their culture.

A recent school report will be required which demonstrates a committed attitude to learning.

It is assumed that students enrol on a two-year A-level programme of study consisting of three or more subjects. However, students will be expected to demonstrate a committed attitude to learning and make positive progress in their first year of study.

Course Content

A-level course content:

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • Works - literary texts and films
  • Individual research project

A-level topics include:

  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society including: immigration, racism and integration.
  • Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world including: today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens, monarchies, republics and dictatorships, and popular movements.

How will I be assessed?

The A-level exams in Spanish include questions that allow students to demonstrate their ability to:

  • draw together their knowledge, skills and understanding from across the full course of study
  • provide extended responses.

The exam board is AQA.

A-level assessment

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (2 hours 30 minutes, 100 marks, 50% of A-level)

Paper 2: Writing (2 hours, 80 marks in total, 20% of A-level)

Paper 3: Speaking (21–23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time, 60 marks in total, 30% of A-level)

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

You may need languages for all sorts of career destinations - doctors, psychologists and physiotherapists need language skills to communicate effectively with patients whether they work in the UK or overseas. Business people, bankers and entrepreneurs all need language skills to make deals and sell products on the global market.

Politicians, historians, geographers and holiday reps all need language skills to get to know the people and area that they are passionate about. In addition, careers in teaching, translating/interpreting, journalism, importing/exporting and catering will all require advanced level language skills.

A foreign language A-level will complement and enhance your other studies too.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Evie Wisniewska

Evie Wisniewska

Aspirations Pay Off For Travel and Tourism Student

Former Travel and Tourism student Evie Wisniewska was inspired to aim high by her teachers at the Roundhouse Technical and Professional Skills College so much so that she is working at managerial level early in her career.
 
Evie, a former pupil at Merrill Academy,came to the UK from Poland with her family when she was 12 and the initial language barrier took its toll on her confidence and self belief. She enrolled on the Travel and Tourism study programme at the Roundhouse and was initially unsure if this was something she wanted to do. 
 
However, her teacher took the time to motivate her to achieve her potential and inspired her to aim for higher education.
 
Evie also embraced the work experience opportunities organised through her College study programme at Jury’s Inn and Alter Rock climbing centre in Derby which gave her a valuable insight into various aspects of the tourism industry.
 
She then progressed onto the University of Derby’s Buxton campus and graduated with a BA Hons First Class Honours degree in International Tourism Management before working at Skills Coaches as the Business Development Officer.
 
Evie is now working as Operations Manager at The Stay Company in the city where she is responsible for the marketing, letting and upkeep of the apart-hotel development of 29 high quality serviced apartments. 
 
“The work experience I gained at both college and university has greatly prepared me for the world of work and to gain a managerial job with wide responsibilities so early in my career.
 
“At The Stay Company I am able to use my creative, financial, analytical and customer service skills in this role and my goal is to progress with The Stay Company as it expands across the East Midlands.”

Derby College gave me the self-belief that I could set my sights high in this industry and I am so grateful for the support I had from my teachers.

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