The topics studied in year one of the course include: a range of social issues and trends such as the changes to family life in Spain, education and the impact of tourism in Spain. You will also study aspects of the political and artistic culture. Topics include different festivals and traditions, music and media.
In the second year of the course you will learn about immigration and you will also cover the The Two Spains: 1936 onwards. You will study a set film and book which will be assessed through a target language essay and there will be an independent research project assessed within the Speaking exam.
Three examinations at the end of the second year:
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40%
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation 30%
Paper 3: Speaking 30%
Languages can be combined with any other subject to add an international dimension to your studies and your future career. The rest of the world most definitely does not “always speak English”.
At university, the ERASMUS programme allows you to study for a year abroad at a European university – whatever the subject of your main course. Few UK students can do this, because they usually do not have the language skills; with an A level in a language, you will be in a much stronger position to study art in Italy or politics in Spain or law in France.
Career options include: Interpreting, Translating, Teaching, Tourism, Journalism, Marketing, International Business.
In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:
Grade 5 in Spanish
*(Native speakers to be interviewed by Head of MFL if they do not have a GCSE qualification in Spanish).