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Pupils display strong factual knowledge and are articulate, expressing their ideas confidently, with notable use of sophisticated vocabulary.

ISI 2013

Spanish

A Level Spanish is highly respected and valued by universities and employers. Not only does it teach very valuable skills such as communication and interpreting skills, it opens doors into firms who have international connections across the globe owing to the high importance of Spanish (with over 400 million native Spanish speakers). Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, spoken across all continents and in 23 countries as the native language. It is one of the six official languages of the United Nations (alongside Arabic, Mandarin, English, French & Russian), and is used as an official language by Mercosur and the European Union.

Students will follow the Edexcel syllabus for AS and A level. The main text books are Ánimo and Ponte al día, but other contemporary material is used and available. The topics studied are adapted to fit with changing Spanish society and include the role of the family, tourism, the world of work, politics and art as well as a film and literary study. Students will not only learn about the topics, but above all will become confident to discuss the issues and their opinion through class discussion. Students also have a range of new materials to enable and encourage independent study, which will assist in preparing them for post-18 education.

For students who are looking for a career using communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem solving, team working, organisational and presentational skills and independence Spanish will give them excellent job prospects through its valuable practical and transferrable skills whether students choose to specialise or combine it with engineering, management and business, hospitality or law among others.

Spanish is a unique selling point, which will give a competitive edge over any opponent.

Pupils display strong factual knowledge and are articulate, expressing their ideas confidently, with notable use of sophisticated vocabulary.

ISI 2013
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