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A-Level Spanish at Winstanley College

Course description

Why should I study Spanish?

You should study Spanish if you have an interest in a language spoken by more than four hundred million speakers worldwide, from Spain through the Philippines across South America and even, unofficially, the USA! Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world and one of the top five used in business.

Spanish at Winstanley

Studying Spanish at Winstanley will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the language, developing your vocabulary, grammar and grasp of the tenses so that you can hold a discussion, write essays, read and understand newspaper articles, listen to interviews and news broadcasts and translate to and from the target language. It’s not just about the language, however, as you will broaden your general knowledge about social and political issues and you will even study aspects of Spanish culture such as a film and a novel.

Further education

The enthusiasm and commitment of the staff is rewarded by a high take up of Spanish amongst our students at degree level. Some go on study the language as a single degree subject and many choose to combine Spanish with another subject from Business to Japanese.


For those students who want to get involved with even more aspects of all things Spanish, we run a wide range of activities such as visits to local universities, holding talks, and showing films. Students are also encouraged to take the opportunity to visit Spain, whether on a work placement through the company Halsbury or on a college trip involving classes in a language school and visits to places of cultural interest.


Modern Languages are always highly sought after by employers and well respected by even the top universities who recognise the demands of the subject and the considerable skills demonstrated by students who pursue a language.  Scientists should study a language to show a greater breadth of knowledge, budding journalists can learn more about their own language by studying another, would-be lawyers can hone their debating skills . . . in fact, Spanish leads comfortably into any career that you can think of! It is said that people who can speak another language can earn up to 10% more than those who can’t.

What combines well with Spanish?

Spanish combines well with every subject offered at Winstanley but is commonly chosen alongside English, Business, History, Art and other languages. Students of Science and Maths also enjoy the logic of the language and the application of the grammatical rules.

What will I study?

Alongside perfecting the language, you will develop skills in group work, essay writing, independent research, formulating and defending an argument and giving presentations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years