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Spanish (GCE A Level) at St John Rigby College

Course description

As part of your studies you will be required to conduct your own research on cultural topics and to take responsibility for your own wider reading. An interest in Hispanic culture, history and politics is essential.

Course content

In the first year, you will study a range of topics including: changes in Spanish society, the world of work, the impact of tourism in Spain, the media, music, festivals and traditions.

You will also gain a deeper understanding of grammar and translation skills.

In the second year you will study a range of topics including immigration, integration and racism in Spain, the 20th Century history of Spain, inlcuding the Spanish Civil War and current political parties. You will study a novel and a film from the Spanish speaking world.

You will also carry out an individual research project on a cultural theme that you are interested in and conduct your own wider reading and enjoy working both independently and in a group.

Entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Spanish minimum grade 6 (please refer to the Entry Requirements section page 30 for further details).


Paer 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation 50%

Paper 2 - Writing 20%

Paper 3 - Speaking 30%

Future opportunities

Studying Spanish will give you excellent career opportunities and life-long skills in today’s global market. Knowledge of another language makes students more employable by standing out from the crowd. Employers value the transferable skills that linguists demonstrate. Spanish is a subject that can be combined with Arts, Business, Law, Science and many other subjects for entry into Higher Education. It prepares you for careers that require good communication skills in a global environment such as business, management, law, engineering, international marketing, teaching and journalism.

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: 05 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: ES-AL
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