Spanish GCSE Higher
Course code: 12DSP165
Course Leader: Jose Perez Zamora
These courses cover reading, writing, listening and speaking in the language. Grammar is taught in an integrated way. The emphasis is on the communicative method of learning. Formal instruction, pair/group work, listening, reading and comprehension exercises, role plays, games, discussions and tutorials are all part of the course. Use is also made of visual and audio materials. Past exam papers are used in class activities to help prepare students for the final exams, held in May and June by EDEXCEL. All four language skills are assessed. A minimum of 3 hours home study per week is required.
What background and qualifications do you need to join?
You must have two years of previous learning of the language which is approximately 120 hours tuition or the equivalent experience of speaking and reading in the language. Your level of language skill will be assessed by means of a diagnostic test and an interview prior to enrolment.
What does the course lead to?
Successful completion of a GCSE higher in a language can lead to the AS or A Level course.
Where will I study?
The course will be held once a week for three hours at the Chelsea Centre.
What are the facilities and equipment like?
All our classrooms are equipped with an interactive whiteboard and computers, providing opportunities for e-learning. There are also libraries at the main college centres. The college has a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) providing opportunities for e-learning where students can access language specialist resources from home.
How much should I study outside class?
A minimum of three hours a week for the first part of the course. Study time may be increased in the second part according to the students' needs.
How is the course assessed?
You will be assessed by your lecturer all through the course and your progress will be monitored in tutorials and recorded on your individual learning plan (ILP). Past exam papers are used in class activities to prepare students for the final exams, held in May and June by EDEXCEL. All four language skills are assessed.
Are any course materials online?
Some course material will be taken from the relevant language websites, that you can also access from home.
What books and equipment do I need?
Students should not purchase a book until the language test/interview before the start of the course. After the interview the tutor will advise the students on which book and material to get.
What else do I need to buy? / What extra costs are there?
Students will be asked to buy a Spanish Text book with the accompanying CD
What do I need to bring to the interview?
You will only need a pen and paper. The college will provide the relevant test material.
All students are admitted to the College on the basis that they:
- Agree to comply with the KCC student code of conduct
- Provide original documentation that confirms entry qualifications.
- Meet the course entry requirements
- Provide information so that a school or college reference can be obtained if you are between 16-19 years old
How to enrol or apply
For more details, please check http://www.kcc.ac.uk/info/enrol.php, call us on 020 7573 5333, or enrol in person.
Supporting our learners
Being a student at KCC, means you can expect a caring friendly inclusive learning environment. We will support you throughout your studies with us.
Our students benefit from:
- Tutorial Support
- Information advice and Guidance
- Counselling and personal support
- Access to learner support services
- Study centres at Wornington and Chelsea providing collections of books, journals, DVDs and access to PCs and on line learning materials
Financial support may be available to you. Please contact an Information Advice and Guidance (IAG) advisor on 020 7573 5325 who will be able to give you information about charitable trusts, Career development loans, 16-19 Bursary and Learner Support fund (helps eligible students with child care costs, travel and some material costs) and other schemes that may be able to help you regarding financial matters.
Additional Learning Support for students with disabilities or learning difficulties
KCC is committed to improving access to learning for all our students. Please tell us if you have any access requirements at any stage of the application process. The additional learning support team can provide help and information regarding your individual needs. For example, the team can provide information on hearing loop facilities, communication support (e.g. BSL), dyslexia support, physical access, equipment/software (e.g. JAWS). If you would like to discuss learning support contact Richard Basa at email@example.com or a member of the team on 020 7573 5308. Further information about our services are available at www.kcc.ac.uk/inclusion/.
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Information on this course fact sheet was correct at time of publication, however course offers and details may be subject to change.
19 May 2013