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Spanish at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

If you want to improve your Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills – then this is the course for you. You will develop your understanding of Spanish through various topics and learn to communicate confidently and effectively for a variety of purposes. Studying a language qualification opens up many possibilities that may have not been available to you before. Travel to new grounds, learning about other cultures, showing employers you have the ability to learn and apply new skills. An A level in a foreign language can give you an invaluable linguistic base on which to build your career.

Course content

You’ll look at youth culture and concerns, lifestyle health and fitness, education and employment and the world around us including travel and tourism, environmental issues and the Spanish speaking world. In the second year your learning will investigate customs, traditions, beliefs and religions, as well as looking at the arts and literature in Spanish culture.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language. Grade B or above in GCSE Spanish.


You will be taught through a range of innovative classroom activities and independent learning, and assessed via a speaking examination and a mixed skilled paper (reading, listening and writing).

Future opportunities

You will be able to continue to undergraduate Spanish courses and this qualification is favoured for entry on to a number of other degree courses too in subjects like international business and journalism. You may be able to secure employment in a bilingual role, a skill that is highly sought after in the world of Business or secretarial work. There is a need for language skills in tourism, journalism, industry and education.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the languages department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA works with our feeder primary schools to offer languages lessons, which you could assist in planning and leading. You could support new starters that have English as an additional language and help support their entry into the Academy and their local community.

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: 12 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September