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Spanish A level at Kings Langley School

Course description

We believe languages should appeal to all students. The new A Level in Spanish has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Course content

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

Paper 2: This paper draws on the study of two discrete Spanish works: either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film. The literary texts include a range of classic and contemporary novels, novellas, short stories and plays. All of the films are feature length.

Paper 3: Speaking - students will be assessed on their ability to communicate and interact effectively, summarise and analyse findings from written sources relating to their research subject, manipulate language and show knowledge and understanding about the culture and society where the language is spoken

Entry requirements

Spanish GCSE at least at grade B.



Paper 1 Written examination: 1 hour and 50 minutes 40% of the qualification

Paper 2 Written examination: 2 hours and 40 minutes 30% of the qualification

Paper 3 Internally conducted and externally assessed oral examination. Total assessment time: between 21 and 23 minutes, which includes a single period of 5 minutes’ formal preparation time 30% of the qualification

Future opportunities

Having an A Level in a Modern Foreign Language opens the door to many courses at university and to many careers too. Our students go on to study a whole range of subjects including law, business studies, politics, science and of course, languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Kings Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: 2 years