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Spanish AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

New research by the UK Subject Centre for Languages has identified more than 700 reasons to study langugages. It concludes that the strongest of these reasons are the personal benefits and enjoyment that people gain from learning a language. Language learners acknowledge the possibilty of employability gains; language learners believe that languages promote better relationships with others (individuals and countries); language learners are interested in learning about other cultures for themselves. Learning a foreign language increases personal satisfaction, employability, personal and social development of the individual, mobility and communication skills.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade B in Spanish.


AS Level

Unit 1: Spoken Expression and Response in Spanish Assessments in response to set questions and a wider related area. 30% of AS, 15% of A Level

Unit 2: understanding and Written Response in Spanish 2 1/2 hour assessment of understanding of Spanish-language texts and recordings, plus an essay demonstrating ability to manipulate the Spanish language in continuous writing. 70% of AS, 35% of A Level.

A2 Level

Unit 3: Understanding & Spoken Response in Spanish Assessment of a student’s ability to adopt a definite stance on an issue, defending and justifying their opinions for up to four minutes, plus spontaneous discussion on wider issues. 17 1/2 % of A Level.

Unit 4: Research, Understanding and Written Response in Spanish Demonstration of skills in advance level Spanish writting (discursive or creative essay), plus translation from English into Spanish. 32 1/2% of A Level.

Future opportunities

To employment as an airline pilot or steward, Voluntary Services Overseas, Teaching, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), Translator, Ministry of Defence, work for EU institutions, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Speech and Language therapy.

You could study Spanish language at degree level in areas such as literature, politics, linguistics, media, anthropology or why not Spanish as a second subject?

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years