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Mode of study Academic A Level
Duration 2 Years
Campus Welsh Bridge Campus
Start date September 2021
Course code SPL-AL (2123)

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4+/C+ or above, including English Language. You should have grade 5+/B+ in Spanish or proven linguistic ability.

  • What does the course involve?

    The ability to communicate in a foreign language is a very valuable asset in an increasingly globalised world. Studying a language at A Level will give you the opportunity to pursue your studies to a higher level at university or to use the skills you acquire to enhance your CV and employment prospects in a wide range of careers. Spanish can be combined with almost any other subject at university and graduates with languages are sought after within many areas of employment. You will improve all the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a variety of classroom-based and independent learning activities. You will also acquire a thorough understanding of the grammar of the language.

    Themes will relate directly to Spain and will include topics of social, cultural, political or artistic importance. The course will also include the study of a film and a work of literature from Spain. As part of the speaking assessment you will undertake an independent research project where you will study an area of personal interest related to Spain. During the course you will have the opportunity to practise your language skills with a native-speaker assistant.

  • How is the course assessed?

    A final exam will include listening and reading comprehension, translation into English and into Spanish and essays on literature and film. There will be a separate speaking test.

  • Additional Notes

    The majority of language students go to university and some choose to study a language to degree level, often in combination with other subjects such as Law, History or Business, and some use their language skills to work abroad. A small percentage progress directly into employment: one of last year’s students, who had studied two languages at A Level, found a job immediately after leaving college in a local company dealing with international recruitment.

  • Further Information

    Opportunities for students include a study visit to Madrid.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button and then add an additional 2 or 3 subjects to make up your academic programme. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 260401 or email:

Ben Gough

Ben Gough

A Level Spanish (French, Maths and Further Maths)
Previous Institution: The Corbet School

I liked the size of College and found everybody really friendly. I enjoy learning about the culture of the countries as well as the language itself. I’m hoping to go to Spain and teach English after my A Levels.

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