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Spanish A Level at Coombeshead Academy

Course description

Students build on the skills acquired at GCSE, developing further their knowledge of
Spanish grammar. They gain an insight into another culture and society, at the same
time enhancing employment prospects and facilitating foreign travel.
AS Level will be covered and examined in Year 12, A2 will be examined at the end
of Year 13.
There are four units comprising the new A Level.

Course content

The subject content for AS Level includes:-
- aspects of Hispanic society
- modern and traditional values
- cyberspace
- equal rights
- artistic culture in the Hispanic world
- modern day idols. Spanish regional identity
- cultural heritage or cultural landscape.
The subject content for A2 is as for AS Level with the following additional content:-
- multiculturalism in Hispanic society
- immigration
- racism
- integration
- aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
- today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
- monarchies, republics and dictatorships
- popular movements

Entry requirements

Minimum grade B in Spanish GCSE


There is a listening and reading and a writing paper, translation and an oral
examination at AS and similarly at A2 with a written paper on literature or a film.

Future opportunities

Modern Foreign Languages is not just for those who wish to continue solely with
languages as a chosen career. At a time when more and more university courses
are combining several subjects, languages are excellent partners alongside, for
example, Law, Music, Engineering, History, to name but a few.
Modern Foreign Languages are highly regarded and respected by employers and
Higher Education Institutions because of the wide range of skills needed to gain an
A Level in a language. Learning a language is a life skill which can be transferred to
all sorts of situations in the workplace.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombeshead Academy directly.

Last updated date: 02 December 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years