Sigma Sixth Tendring Course Guide

A LEVEL SPANISH “One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” Frank Smith Learning a foreign language immerses you into entirely new cultures and world perspectives, inviting you to experience a world beyond your own. A new language expands your horizons, gives you an open-minded understanding of life allowing you to embrace cultural differences, leading to a natural appreciation of diversity and differing beliefs. Learning a foreign language provides a better understanding of your own native language and culture, not only cultural customs, but of the grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation patterns of your first language. The ability to speak a foreign language not only develops your communication skills but also allows a deeper understanding, perspective and immersion into different cultures. In an increasingly competitive global job market, having a language will stand you in good stead when deciding on a future career path, whether at home or abroad. CURRICULUM STATEMENT • Aspects of Hispanic Society. • Artistic Culture in the Hispanic World. • Multiculturalism in Hispanic Society. • Aspects of Political Life in the Hispanic World. • Paper1 - Listening, reading, writing and translation (exam). • Paper2 - Film and Literature – the study of a Spanish film and a novel (exam) • Paper3 - Speaking –presentation and discussion of an Individual Research Project (exam). COURSE CONTENT Students need to have achieved a minimum of 6 grades 5-9 incl. English and maths and a minimum of a grade 6 in Spanish. ENTRY CRITERIA