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A Level Spanish at Seaford Head School and 6th form centre

Course description

If you are interested in languages and communication, and enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then a modern language course could be suitable for you. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, in literature, or in journalism and the media, this course is appropriate.  

Learning a language:


  • Improves your grasp of English
  • Enhances your confidence
  • Gives you a wider understanding of world affairs
  • Widens your career/job options
  • Improves international relations
  • Makes travelling easier and more enjoyable

Course content

Students will have the opportunity to develop their linguistic competence to a high standard in the 4 language skills, to acquire a good knowledge of grammar and to broaden their cultural knowledge of Spanish speaking countries.    

Topics studied :

AS: - Youth Culture & concerns
       - Lifestyles, health & fitness
       - World around us
       - Education & Employment                                                                                                

Exam Board: Edexcel


Entry requirements

A/B(minimum) at GCSE.

A good memory and logical mind, an enjoyment of language learning and you must be prepared to work independently.                                                                                                                                    


Examination taken at end of the two-year course                                               

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation – 40%

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation – 30%

Paper 3: Speaking – 30%



Financial information

No enrolment fee.

Resource fees may apply.

Future opportunities

A language can be combined with most other subjects at Higher Education level. The
Nuffield Report highlights the frustration of employers in all fields because of the lack of suitably qualified linguists.

An economics professor is quoted as saying that any graduate with a combined economics and language degree would be earning more than him with five years in employment.


Further information

Ryan Carter  — S6H Student

“A level Spanish is the best way to develop what you already know from GCSE. It’s a lot of hard work, but all worth it in the end! ”.

Olivia Byrne—S6H Student

“Spanish A level is a big jump from GCSE, but with determination and hard work, it is possible! You can’t go wrong with languages. ¡Me ha encantado hacer Español este año!””



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: 05 October 2016
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