Weekly one to one tutorials with native speaker of Spanish.
Insight into the contemporary Spanish speaking world.
Considered a facilitating subject.
New for 2017
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above, including English Language and a grade 6 (grade B+) in GCSE Spanish
In developing the knowledge and skills you acquired at GCSE, you will achieve greater fluency, accuracy and confidence in the language as it is spoken as well as written. As well as improving your communication skills, you will gain a valuable insight into another culture.
There are many exciting topics to cover. In the first year you will explore changes in Spanish society, focusing on marriage, relationships and family, as well as issues such as equality in education and work. The impact of tourism on the environment and the economy is also covered. New from 2016, you will examine how politics shapes society by looking at the role of the media, the internet, and popular culture. You will also study the festivals and traditions of the Spanish speaking world, and the impact of music and the arts on young people. Depending on the group’s interests, you will focus on a Spanish film, or work of Spanish literature. In the second year, you will cover the topical issue of immigration and integration, alongside the Spanish Civil War and Spanish literature.
You will have access to the very best,up to date resources, including the option to have the specially designed smartphone and tablet resource pack and app, so that you can learn in a way which best suits you. There are online assessments which you can use to check your progress, and a huge range of authentic materials at your fingertips.
Other A Levels
Spanish can be studied alongside French, which will give linguists the best possible opportunities in the world of work. Topics covered overlap with Sociology, History, Geography, Literature and Film Studies; but Spanish combines well with all Advanced Level courses.
Where will my course lead?
Spanish is considered a facilitating subject and is highly regarded by top universities. In Higher Education it may be combined with Linguistics, Law, IT, Business Studies, European Studies, International Relations, Economics, Engineering or another language. Graduates may take up careers in international law, journalism, translating, interpreting, the diplomatic service, and customs and excise, to name but a few.