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Spanish A Level at The Green School

Course description

This two year A-level course constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society.

In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish-speaking countries. In the second year further aspects of society are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism, wealth & poverty, the law, etc. You will also study aspects of the political landscape in the Hispanic world by focusing on young people and social trends.

The course fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research and creativity.

Entry requirements

Spanish GCSE at grade B or above.


A-level Spanish, two-year linear course. Examining board: AQA

Paper 1 - Reading, listening and writing 2 hours 30 minutes (40%).

All questions are in Spanish, to be answered in Spanish (60 marks). It includes:

  • Translation into English; a passage of minimum 100 words (20 marks).
  • Translation into Spanish; a passage of minimum 100 words (20 marks).

Paper 2 - Writing 2 hours ( 30%).

Paper 3 - Speaking 21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time (30%).

Future opportunities

Most universities offer Spanish as a single or a joint honours degree. Spanish combines well with another modern foreign language or English and any other art subjects as well as the Sciences.

It often provides a background to careers in Law, Journalism, Publishing, Sales and Marketing, Management, Banking, the Diplomatic service, the Travel industry and Secretarial work.

Furthermore with business being on an ever more global footing employers are looking for people who speak more than one language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 December 2016
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