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Spanish A Level at St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls

Course description

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the spoken and written forms of Spanish from a variety of registers. You will learn to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in Spanish through both the spoken and written word, using increasingly accurate, complex and varied language.

You will increase your sensitivity to language and language learning and develop further positive attitudes to foreign language learning. You will cover a wide variety of topics including youth issues, health, media, sport and the Arts.

In Year 13, you will develop interpreting and translating skills, and will also be required to study topics in greater depth and produce longer pieces of written work about society or literature.

Why study Spanish in the Sixth Form?

  • A qualification in a language is becoming increasingly important as career opportunities in the European Union become widely available.
  • A huge number of college and university courses offer a language with subjects such as Business Studies, Accountancy, Science, Engineering, Law, Mathematics, Politics, History of Art and Information Technology.
  • AS or A-Level Spanish combine well with a variety of other subjects allowing you to remain flexible when it comes to choosing a career.
  • Competence in a foreign language can distinguish you from another candidate with similar qualifications and experience. 

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics. In order to study Spanish at AS/A2Ievel, candidates should have acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills equivalent to GCSE at Higher Tier (grades A */A or B) in Spanish.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

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