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Spanish A level at Nottingham Girl's Academy

Course description

This course will interest students with an interest in languages, travel, different cultures as well as anyone wanting to gain a highly academic qualification that complements most other subjects and is highly regarded by employers, colleges and universities alike. This is a challenging academic qualification which requires independent study skills and self-organisation.

Course content

AS and A level will study the following topics:

Aspects of Hispanic society

  • Modern and traditional values.
  • Cyberspace.
  • Equal rights.

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

  • Modern day idols.
  • Spanish regional identity.

A level you will study the following further topics

Multiculturalism in Spanish society

  • Immigration.
  • Racism.
  • Integration.

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

In addition for AS you will study a Spanish book or film and a broad grammar content and for A-level you study another book.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade or above in English and B or above in Spanish.


At both AS and A-level the assessment is similar and consists of 3 examinations which are outlined below and the weighting for each:

  • Paper 1: Examination in listening, reading and a translation into English 40%.
  • Paper 2:Translation into Spanish and a critical response to a chosen film or book studied.30% (At A- level this will be 2 questions relating to 2 books or a book and a film).
  • Speaking examination: a discussion conducted by your teacher.30% (At A-level there is a discussion on individual research project of personal interest).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nottingham Girl's Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years