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Spanish

A level

Learn about topics such as Artistic culture in the Hispanic world, Multiculturalism in Hispanic society and political life in Hispanic communities. Develop your listening and speaking skills by taking part in lessons that will be taught almost completely in Spanish.

You will have regular access to interactive online resources and weekly contact with a foreign language assistant. You will also have the exciting opportunity to take part in work-experience and revision course in Spain!

Modern languages provide enjoyable and useful lifelong skills opening up new avenues of communication and giving you a broader cultural understanding. 

Course Content

Modern Languages provide enjoyable and useful lifelong skills. Whether used at work or for leisure purposes, they open up new avenues of communication and encourage a broader cultural understanding.

To improve your listening and speaking skills, you will have regular access to interactive on-line resources and regular opportunities for speaking practice. Almost all teaching will be in Spanish.


Year 1

You will study aspects of Hispanic society including current trends; artistic culture in the Hispanic world and study one feature film.

Year 2

You will explore current issues in Hispanic society including immigration; racism; aspects of political life such as monarchies and dictatorships, and study one literary work. You will also undertake an individual oral research project on a subject or a key question which is of interest to them and which relates to a country or countries where Spanish is spoken.


Assessment

  • 100% Exam
  • Exam Board: AQA

Special Features

There are opportunities for excellent work experience opportunities abroad. In addition, we provide Gap Year advice about working abroad.

There are also theatre and cinema visits.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4, including GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

After Long Road

The study of Spanish can lead to a variety of careers both in this country and abroad: it is now widely recognised that people with language skills are more employable.

International companies welcome language graduates; there is the possibility of working abroad, and an ability in the local language will help if you are planning to work overseas teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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