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Spanish A level at City and Islington College

Course description

Continue your study of Spanish in this wide-ranging course that touches on many aspects of Spanish culture and the wider Spanish-speaking world. Apply logic and creativity and make the language your own.

Course content

In the first year you will study a range of topics, including youth culture, health, environmental issues, education and employment. You will take a speaking exam and an exam in listening, reading and writing skills.

In the second year you will develop your knowledge of language and culture by studying international events, ethical issues, literature and the arts. Assessment will include an oral exam plus essay writing and translation.

Entry requirements

You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
In addition, you must have at least grade B in GCSE Spanish. Individual cases will be considered if you have a bilingual background in Spanish or Portuguese.
International students:
Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.


Assessment is by oral and aural exam, plus written and translation tests.

Future opportunities

Language skills are highly prized by both Universities and employers. Good results in your Spanish A Level could see you study Spanish or Modern Languages at University. Particularly fluent speakers can start using their skills as translators or copywriters straight away.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2016
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    • We are a specialist A Level Sixth Form College in the heart of Angel, Islington, with over 25 years of proven success and an outstanding record of achievement. Last year our overall A Level pass rate was 99%, 70% of students achieved grades from A*-C and 31 A Level subjects boasted a 100% pass rate.

      What we offer

      We specialise in preparing you for higher education and have an extensive range of subjects on offer, many of which are not offered elsewhere in London. Our teachers are A Level specialists, many are examiners and some have PHDs. The College offers superb facilities specially designed for A Level teaching.