Spanish - AS/A2 WJEC
Why choose Spanish?
Studying Spanish at AS/A2 offers you the chance to enhance your language skills, learn about the culture and society of the Spanish speaking world and also enhance your career prospects. Employers greatly value staff who can speak a foreign language.
What can I expect to learn?
AS Spanish is a language-based qualification testing all four language skills - listening, reading, speaking and writing; there is no literature. AS offers a natural transition from GCSE as most of the topics to be studied will already be familiar to you.
A2 Spanish further develops all four language skills through the study of more advanced topics, most of which will be new to you. You will also have the opportunity to study aspects of Spanish language, culture and society, including literature and cinema.
Which subjects combine well with Spanish?
Spanish can, and increasingly is, studied in combination with any subject at AS and A2 level. It is most often combined with English, business studies or a humanities or social science subject. Students who are keen linguists can, of course, take both French and Spanish at AS/A2.
Where does this lead? What can I do next?
Universities and colleges offer single degrees and joint degrees in pure languages and European Studies. Many other courses such as business and computing, media studies, English and law have foreign language components. It can lead to a career in teaching, interpreting, translating, journalism and tourism.
What background, skills and achievements do I need?
AS Spanish - A minimum of a grade B in GCSE Spanish is required.
A2 Spanish - Students have to have achieved a grade C in AS Spanish to progress to A2.
A2 Spanish students who have taken AS Spanish in secondary school will need to have achieved a grade C in order to progress to grade 2.
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Miguel de Cervantes