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Spanish AQA A level at Cotham School

Course description

As the third most spoken language in the world, Spanish offers many opportunities. If you enjoy Spanish and Latin American culture, are good at languages, may want to live abroad and have better career prospects, Spanish should be one of your choices. Spanish combines well with either arts or science subjects and the A Level course is varied and enjoyable. Studying a language widens your horizons, giving you a global perspective, and increases your employability.

Course content

What will you learn?

  • Aspects of Spanish-speaking society
  • Artistic culture in the Spanish-speaking world
  • Multiculturalism in Spanish-speaking society
  • Aspects of political life in Spanish-speaking society
  • One film and one book from Spanish Speaking World (from a prescribed list).


  • Speaking skills on the above topics
  • Listening, reading, translation and writing skills

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

There will be whole-class teaching, small group and paired work activities. You will also have the opportunity to take part in cultural visits and courses at local universities. There may also be the possibility of a visit to Spain. You will have a compulsory timetabled lesson with the Spanish assistant in a small group to enhance your speaking skills.

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 centre entry requirements including Grade 6 at GCSE


 100% Examination

Future opportunities

You can take a traditional language course at university, or a degree, which combines language modules with subjects such as business, accounting, science, European studies or tourism. Competence in Spanish can enhance your earning power considerably and is an asset in any workplace. As well as export links, major British firms have partnerships with Spanish and Latin American companies and welcome graduates with language skills.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 October 2017

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