Introduction to the Course
In the A2 Spanish course you will study four themes: the evolution of Spanish society; the political and artistic culture of Spanish-speaking countries; immigration and Spanish multiculturalism; and the Franco dictatorship and the transition to democracy.
You will also study a novel and a film.
Entry Requirements: Standard entry requirements
Method of Assessment
40% = 1 written exam in Listening, Reading and Translation
- Understand spoken texts from a range of sources;
- Understand a variety of written texts genres;
- Translate an unseen passage from Spanish into English.
30% = 1 written exam in Written Response to Works and Translation
- Translate an unseen passage from English into Spanish;
- Produce a written response to a Spanish literary text;
- Produce a written response to a Spanish film
30% = 1 spoken exam
- Discuss a theme, responding to two statements;
- Produce a spoken presentation based on independent research;
- Respond to questions on your presentation.
Future Career Progression
The ability to speak a foreign language opens up an entire sphere of international opportunities in a wide range of well-paid and highly competitive professions including banking and insurance; health and social services; journalism and publishing; marketing and advertising and travel and tourism industries. Many companies have international offices and global trading partners, and the ability to communicate with contacts abroad is invaluable in an increasingly cosmopolitan society.