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Spanish A Level at Cranbrook School

Course description

This course is suitable for candidates who have acquired the knowledge, understanding and skills specified for GCSE at Higher tier but can also be undertaken by candidates who have followed an alternative route to language study at this level. Candidates take two units for the AS GCE and then take a further two units to achieve the full Advanced GCE Award.

The AS specification enable candidates to:

Develop an understanding of spoken and written Spanish beyond GCSE; communicate effectively in Spanish in a variety of registers; develop knowledge of and critical insights into the culture, heritage and contemporary society of Spain or a Spanish-speaking country.

At AS, you will cover the following topics:

(a) Leisure and Lifestyles, including travel and tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living – health and nutrition, diet and exercise; unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, etc.

(b) The Individual and Society, including relationships and responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashions and trends etc.), education, vocational training and future careers.

At A2, you will cover the following topics:

(c) Environmental Issues

(d) Social and Political Issues

(e) Film studies

Entry requirements

B Grade in GCSE Spanish is recommended.



  • Unit 1: Oral
  • Unit 2: Listening, reading and writing


  • Unit 3: Oral
  • Unit 4: Listening, reading and writing

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in Spanish, Languages or more general higher education courses.

With further training, you could go into a job requiring a knowledge of Spanish or Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, international business or you may wish to use your Spanish to study or work over in Spain. The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cranbrook School directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years