A Level Spanish provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for you to build on your previous study of Spanish at GCSE level. Through social, intellectual, historical and political cultural themes, you will be able to develop your linguistic knowledge and cultural understanding of the countries and communities where the language is spoken. A strong focus is placed on building your confidence and fluency in spoken Spanish using relevant and topical themes.
In the first year, you watch and study a Spanish film, while in the second year you explore literature in the target language as well as choosing an area of personal interest to research and present during your speaking exam. This could relate to the country or communities where Spanish is spoken and offers you the opportunity to deepen your cultural awareness.
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ANSWERS – How did you do?
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 5 range including Spanish, Maths and English.
You will be assessed through listening, reading, writing and speaking examinations, with regular internal assessment taking place as the course unfolds. Your final A Level exam will be made up of two written exam papers and one speaking exam.
The large majority of our students go on to university with many studying Spanish combined with another subject. Many students also take advantage of the ERASMUS programme on offer at University, which offers you the chance to spend a year working or studying abroad. You might even decide to work and live in Spain or Latin America to practice and improve your language skills.
Spanish is one of the most challenging subjects I study, but also the most rewarding. It not only gives me the opportunity to learn a new language but also about other cultures.
The excellent support from my tutor and peers has helped me improve my language skills as well as my knowledge and understanding of people from across the world.
A Levels (Business, Fashion & Textiles & Spanish)