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Spanish AS & A level at Brentside High School

Course description

The aim of the course is for you to be able to communicate fluently in Spanish. All of your lessons will be conducted in the target language and through the topics studied you will develop a high level of competency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will study the language through a variety of stimuli, using authentic materials, such as, newspapers, magazines, radio, television programmes and the internet. You will learn how to speak colloquially, organise discussions and present arguments and information. In addition you will be able to write accurately in the target language. Grammar will be studied through a systematic programme relevant to the topic studied and the skills required. A foreign language is essential to giving you a well-rounded knowledge of the world we live in and a competitive edge when applying for jobs and universities. It is also a good compliment to other A level subjects, such as English and maths.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Spanish and grade C in GCSE English language


AS level is assessed in three examinations including a speaking examination.


A level is also assessed in three examinations including a speaking examination.


Examination board: AQA 

Future opportunities

Success in AS level or A level in a modern foreign language shows employers and college admissions tutors that not only are you intelligent, but also you have acquired good study skills. Even if you do not study the language as your main degree course, you can often follow a subsidiary course at university. Your ability to communicate in that language will be highly valued by employers. The ability to speak, write well in and understand a foreign language is often the deciding factor when employers are choosing potential employees. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September