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Spanish A level at Wilberforce College

Course description

Spanish is spoken in 21 countries. Around 400 million people speak Spanish as a native language, second only to Mandarin Chinese. There are 500 million speakers worldwide.

The skills and qualifications gained from studying Spanish at A level will put you at an advantage when competing for jobs in our multilingual global society.

Course content

The subject content of the course can be divided into three sections:

  1. Social issues and trends.
    You will study the following in relation to at least one Spanish speaking country:
    Aspects of Hispanic society - modern and traditional values, cyberspace, equal rights
    Multiculturalism - immigration, racism, integration
  2. Political and artistic culture.
    You will study the following trends:
    Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
    Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
  3. Literacy texts and films.
    You will study either one text and one film or two texts from a given list.

Entry requirements

Five A* - C grades at GCSE including a minimum of grade C in GCSE English and Spanish.


This linear course is a 100% examination based qualification with no coursework to complete. The final grade is determined as a result of taking three examinations at the end of the second year. These examinations cover all the content that you have covered over the two years of study. The examinations themselves are as follows:

Paper 1:  Listening, reading and writing. 2.5 hours in length. 40% of the A Level marks.

Paper 2:  Writing. 2 hours. 30% of the A Level marks.

Paper 3:  Speaking. 25 minutes. 30% of the A Level marks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

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