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Spanish AS/A2 Level at Christleton High School

Course description


Advanced Subsidiary (AS) level

If you like the idea of taking a language further, being able to communicate with people from different cultures and gaining a qualification, then AS Spanish is for you. AS Spanish forms the first stage of the two-year Advanced Level course and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain an additional qualification beyond GCSE.

The aim of the AS is to provide a coherent, satisfying and worthwhile course of study, intended to develop an interest in and an enthusiasm for language learning.

It provides the opportunity to communicate effectively within an increasingly European context, as well as to develop an awareness and understanding of contemporary society, heritage and cultural background.

A2 Course (Advanced Level)

The course will build on the language acquired at AS level and will investigate more extensive cultural and social issues.


Course content


AS topics include:

Media: Television, advertising, communication technology

Popular Culture: Cinema, music, fashion trends

Healthy Living/Lifestyle: Sport/exercise, health and well-being, holidays

Family/Relationships: Family, relationships, friendships, marriage/partnerships


A2 topics include:

The Multicultural Society: integration and equality; law and order; unemployment.

The Environment: conservation, recycling; changing energy demands; pollution.

Social Issues: wealth and poverty; law and order; technological developments.


Entry requirements


At least 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above are required. In addition, a Grade B in Spanish is expected.



All examinations are taken in the summer of Year 12 and Year 13.


Future opportunities


Many universities offer the opportunity to study Spanish in conjunction with a wide variety of other subjects eg Law, Chemistry, Media.

Students can also use Spanish in a wide range of occupations such as translation, management, commerce, education, the EU, tourism, resource management, just to name a few. Spanish is a facilitating subject for university entry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 May 2015

Key information

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