Spanish A Level
About the course
Language study is about creativity, critical thinking and communication. Studying a language will add an international dimension to your A levels and provide you with skills which employers and universities consider to be highly desirable. During this two-year course you will build on what you have learnt at GCSE, developing your confidence to speak in public, use problem solving strategies and write coherently as well as understand more about Spain and Latin-American cultures.
• Five GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C, including grade 4/C in English Language
• Grade 5/B or above in a GCSE in the relevant language
• Individual cases will be considered for students with a bilingual background
• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
On this course, you will explore a wide range of topics, including aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture in the Hispanic world, multiculturalism in Hispanic society and aspects of political life in Hispanic society. You will also study a book and a film, developing your skills of analysis. You will learn new grammar and vocabulary and consolidate it through translation into and out of Spanish.
Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide practice and feedback. The final exams will take place at the end of the second year and will include: Paper 1 (listening, reading and translation), Paper 2 (writing on the film and book), Paper 3 (an oral exam).
A Language A Level is a highly regarded qualification and will support your application to many courses at university, including business, science management and tourism. It is also an essential component of a language or literature course. Many of our students choose to study a language in combination with other subjects or apply to study for other languages, such as Chinese or Japanese. A Language A Level adds an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress people who read your CV and put you in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links.
I had some amazing teachers at the College and really enjoyed learning Spanish
Studied: A Levels in Spanish
Destination: International Relations and Spanish Leeds University
For one of her A Levels, Bianca Constantin took Spanish. She achieved an A and is now studying International Relations and Spanish at Leeds University.
She said: "I had some amazing teachers at the College and really enjoyed learning Spanish. The support I received from the languages department and the facilities were excellent and I would recommend the College to other students as I really enjoyed my time there."
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Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.
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Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.