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Spanish, A Level at Oldham Sixth Form College (OSFC)

Course description

The opportunities which occur from studying an A Level Language at OSFC are endless. Spanish can take you to South America, French to Africa, German and Chinese can give you a head start in the business world. There are simply no limits to where you could go or what you could do, should you chose to study a language with us!
OSFC has a friendly and well-resourced department. Our vision is to develop your Spanish speaking and listening skills in a vocational context for particular use in future employment.
In order to achieve high standards we offer students the chance to participate in memorable Spanish exchange programmes and providing all language students with regular weekly contact with a Spanish Assistant, to practise speaking exercises privately. In addition to your AS level course you could also take up an Enrichment course that gives you the chance to learn a new language over 14 weeks or to develop your practical skills in an existing language at post GCSE level (German, French or Spanish).

Course content

Year 1 (AS)
Unit 1: Listening, reading, writing and grammar. Topics include Media, Advertising, Tourism, Healthy Living and Sport 
Unit 2: Speaking (discussions on above topics)
Grammar will also feature in all aspects of the course.
Year 2 (A2)
Unit 3: Listening, reading, writing (one essay and translations). Topics include the Environment, Crime and Punishment and Immigration. You will also study two special cultural topics; a film and a period of history or a play/book on which you will write the essay.
AS Unit 4: Speaking (including a debate on one of the above topics and a discussion on the two cultural aspects.)
Grammar will also feature in all aspects of the course.


Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 passes (above C or 4) at GCSE, including at least a 4 in Maths and English.

Certain courses also have their own individual requirements and these can be checked on our website at


AS 100% exam

A2 100% exam

Financial information

While you’re at OSFC you’ll need to spend money on items such as books, stationery, travel and lunches.  To help with these expenses, OSFC students from low income families can receive financial support.  More information please visit

Future opportunities

Studying at OSFC will provide you with a wealth of opportunities. Popular options from students who progressed from this course in the past were:

University Destinations

  • The University of Birmingham - Modern Languages 
  • The University of Sunderland - Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish) and Photography 
  • Oxford University - Spanish and Beginner's Russian

Careers Destinations

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Language Teacher
  • Business
  • Linguist


Further information

At OSFC you can pick subjects from a wide range of courses with combinations across multiple curriculum areas. Choosing the right subjects is important. You should consider subjects you enjoy doing and options that will support your future career plans.

Popular combinations that will work well with this subject are:

  • French
  • German
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • English Language and Literature

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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