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Spanish A Level at Varndean College

Course description

Spanish is spoken by 470 million people worldwide and it is growing in popularity all the time. If you enjoy being able to communicate in another language and if you are interested in the culture and society of the Spanish speaking world, then we have a course for you.


Course content

Year 1:

Theme 1: The evolution of Spanish society

  • Changes in family structures
  • The world of work
  • The impact of tourism on Spain

Theme 2: The political and artistic cultures in Spanish-Speaking  countries

  • Music
  • Media
  • Festivals and Traditions

Year 2:

Theme 3: Immigration and Spanish multicultural  society

  • The positive impact of immigration on Spanish Society
  • Challenges of immigration and integration in Spain
  • Public and social reaction towards immigration in Spain

Theme 4: The Franco years and the transition towards democracy

  • The Spanish Civil war (1936-1939)
  • The dictatorship of Franco
  • The transition from dictatorship to democracy


Entry requirements

Standard advanced course requirements plus grade B in Spanish at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Greater fluency in the language can lead to further study at degree level or as part of a
degree, and create exciting opportunities for employment in the future.

Other modern languages can be studied at degree level if you prove your competence
in any language at Advanced level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Varndean College directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2017
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