SPANISH AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
In Spanish A Level, the study of the language goes hand-in-hand with an exploration of individual, social, political and cultural elements which affect us as individuals and as communities. Spanish will give you the opportunity to explore, develop, express and exchange your views on these topics in the target language. By becoming a proficient user of advanced Spanish, you will broaden your cultural awareness, develop your analytical skills and simultaneously deepen your knowledge of the English language.
Within the course, you will discover many aspects of Hispanic culture in a European context and explore a number of wider social issues, such as citizenship, migration, cultural identity, and controversial traditions like bull fighting. You will also have the opportunity to discover the recent history of Spain as well as a world of art, cinema and literature in the Spanish-speaking world.
At KGV we will make sure you benefit from learning in a variety of ways and settings, using authentic materials and media. We promote interactive and collaborative learning to ensure you engage fully with the course and your peers.
With Spanish A level, you can move on to study languages at University but you will also be equipped with many skills that employers across the board find invaluable: communication, relationship building, research and analysis.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Spanish you will need a Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
At KGV we believe language learning is an experience that goes beyond the classroom. Therefore we offer dedicated conversation classes, which encourage you to constantly revise and actively practise what you have learnt. These sessions improve your ability, which in turn boosts your confidence in the language. This will help you to maximise your time on the trip to Spain, which we offer as part of our commitment to deliver a rich learning experience.
To discover the culture, history and social realities of Spain in class, we work with a wide variety of resources, from authentic documents and texts to audiovisual materials, such as adverts, news reports and extracts from films. To support your independent learning outside of the classroom, KGV’s Learning Centre carries an extensive collection of Spanish books and DVDs.