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Spanish A Level at The Petchey Academy

Course description

The AQA specification offers a smooth transition from GCSE to A-Level and a further language learning at university. You will learn not just to speak or write about various subjects, but more importantly, to express an opinion about them in more depth compared to what you did in your GCSE. The A level specification has 3 units:

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (2h 30 mins) 50% of A-level.

Aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture in the Hispanic world, multiculturalism in Hispanic society, aspects of political life in Hispanic society.

Translation into English and into Spanish.

Unit 2: writing (2h) 20% of A-level.

One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification and a translation from


Unit 3 Speaking (21-23 minutes) 30% of A-level.

Individual research project and one of four sub-themes

Entry requirements

8 GCSEs A*-C, ICT or Computing –B, English and Maths - C

Future opportunities

Language study contributes to a broad general education and gives you invaluable practical and transferable skills for the future. You may choose to specialise in Spanish at university or combine your language with other subjects such as Engineering, History, Media and journalism, Management and Business Studies, Teaching, Fashion Design, Travel & Hospitality Management, Accountancy, European Studies, or International or European Law. As Spanish is the fourth most widely spoken language in the world, you will have the opportunity to travel not only to Spain but to most parts of South and Central America and even to the USA where Spanish is spoken!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Petchey Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 April 2017
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