AS LEVEL SPANISH 8685

Why study As Spanish Language?

AS Levels in languages other than English are accepted by universities and employers as proof of linguistic ability and understanding. Successful language students gain lifelong skills, including: • the ability to communicate confidently and clearly in the target language • a sound understanding of the nature of language and language study, and of the skills and abilities required for further study, work and leisure • insight into the culture and contemporary society of countries where the language is spoken • better integration into communities where the language is spoken • positive attitudes towards language learning, towards the speakers of other languages, and towards other cultures and societies • skills which can be used in other areas of learning, such as analysis and memory skills

Syllabus content at a glance

The syllabus content is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide contexts for the acquisition of vocabulary and the study of grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, candidates gain insight into target language countries and communities.

The Topic areas are:

  • Young People
  • The Media
  • Education
  • Technological Innovation
  • Environment

How are Candidates Assessed?

  1. Compulsory Speaking Test: 20 mins (29%)
  2. Component 2 Reading and Writing: 1 hour 45 mins (50%)
  3. Component 3 Essay: 1 hour 30 mins (21%)