A Level Spanish


Introduction to this course


This course will develop competent skills in all forms of communication in Spanish. You will become proficient in reading, writing and speaking the language and develop a rich understanding of the countries in which Spanish is spoken. There may also be an opportunity to undertake an individual research project relating to country/countries where Spanish is spoken.


This course means you can develop as a fluent and confident user of the language, opening up many employment and Higher Education opportunities as languages are valued by both employers and universities.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and maths.



Duration of this course

This is a one year course with AS exams at the end of the first year. This may then allow you to progress to the second year where the A-level may be achieved. Enrolment is only in September.



Career Prospects

An A Level in modern language is highly valued in today’s competitive and international job market. Many students choose to continue to Higher Education, perhaps combining their language with other subjects, such as Business Studies or Science.


Progression opportunities for students with language A-levels are diverse and students with such A-levels are attractive to both HEIs and to employers as it demonstrates competency in a wide range of skills.



How will I be assessed?

Each separate unit tests specific skills; reading, listening, writing and speaking. Overall assessment is by final exam in May or June



Course content/units

In each unit, you will:

  • Read a range of texts, e.g. magazines, newspapers, extracts from books etc.
  • Listen to native speakers in conversation or recorded from the television or radio.
  • Write essays in the foreign language on the topic studied and completing a range of comprehension and grammar exercises.
  • Speak, which is a part of every lesson.


Expenses for this course

You will need your own dictionary and recommended textbook, as well as basic stationery and a folder.