Spanish

Course Overview

The ability to communicate in other languages is a great asset for work, study and leisure. Studying Spanish at Cadbury College will give you a profound understanding of the Spanish language. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language – like grammar and vocabulary – but also about how people live and use the language on a day-today basis.
A-level Spanish helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context. 
This course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Spanish or the AQA Certificate in Spanish and wish to study Spanish at a higher level

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs, two at grade 6 and three at grade 4. GCSE English at grade 4. Grade 7 in GCSE Spanish is preferred.
 

Employability

Cadbury College has always prepared its students for entry into employment and higher education, but we need to gear this commitment for work and life in the modern global economy. Our young people will have a number of careers, will most likely work for themselves or in small companies, and deal with people from around the world as a matter of routine. Most Cadbury students will go on field trips and visits, both in England and abroad. These are great opportunities for our young people to broaden their horizons and explore the world for themselves in another language. Our students increasingly leave Cadbury with the confidence and ability to make a great difference to the world.
 

Qualification
Course Outline

Components of Course
    •     Social issues and trends
    •      Artistic culture
    •     Grammar
Optional:
    •     Works: Literary texts and films

Assessment
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing
    •    Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
    •    90 marks
    •    45% of AS

Paper 2: Writing
    •    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
    •    50 marks
    •    25% of AS

Paper 1: Speaking
    •    Oral exam: 12-14 minutes
    •    60 marks
    •    30% of AS

Exam Board
AQA
 

Student Portrait

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements. If the number of applicants exceeds the number of places on offer a reserve list will be opened.

What are the costs to study at Cadbury College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place after GCSE Results are announced. It is usually at the end of August into the beginning of September, with all students being on timetable by the end of the first week of September. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. The enrolment appointment will take between 1 and 2 hours.

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