At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English and at least a grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Studying Spanish is both a challenging and enriching experience. The course will increase your knowledge of global issues, as well as help you develop your communication and social skills and your ability to think critically. A Level Spanish students are highly valued by universities and employers for their ability to multi-task and for their understanding of other cultures.
You will study both the language and the culture of Hispanic countries, developing your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. You will study four broad topic areas that address a range of social issues and trends, as well as aspects of the political and artistic culture of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries. We will cover topics such as changing family structures, popular culture, festivals and traditions, immigration and Franco’s dictatorship. You will also study the film Ocho Apellidos Vascos and Lorca’s play La Casa de Bernarda Alba. For the speaking exam, you will independently research an issue about the Spanish-speaking world.
Lessons are conducted largely in the target language and you will be expected to participate in a wide range of interactive activities based around grammar, translation and the analysis of spoken and written material. In addition to your classes, you will also have a weekly conversation session with the Spanish Language Assistant.
How will I be assessed?
There are three exams: two written papers and a speaking exam.
What could I do next?
This A Level is a sound basis for continuing the study of Languages at university. Many students go onto study Spanish in addition to another subject at university, thus broadening their opportunities and career prospects.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.