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Spanish A Level at Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College

Course description

You will develop integrated skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, using a variety of authentic materials, texts and films. In year one, you will study two themes such as, social issues and trends: family issues, the Spanish working environment and the impact of tourism. As well as political and artistic culture in the Spanish speaking world: music, media and traditions. In year two you will learn about immigration and the Spanish multicultural society including politics: from dictatorship to democracy.

This course combines well with humanities subjects such as English Literature and Language, history and sociology.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths with at least grade B in a Modern Foreign Language. All applicants will be interviewed.


A mixture of speaking, listening, reading and writing exams at the end of both years. Your final grade will solely be calculated from the results in your final papers. These papers are the following: Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40% Paper 2: Written response to works, grammar and translation 30% Paper 3 : Speaking 30%

Future opportunities

Last year students studying Spanish achieved 100% success. Our students progress onto university to study Spanish or Spanish combined with linguistics, politics, international relations and economics The starting salary for a Spanish £22,000 to £28,000pa. Other professional employment opportunities are available in journalism, politics, international law, interpretation, translation, tourism management, media and the Civil Service.

Further information

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ealing, Hammersmith & West London College directly.

Last updated date: 06 January 2017