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Spanish at St Edward's College

Course description

Studying languages at A Level really can impact positively on your future career prospects. It is a multicultural world and companies have long been aware of the advantages of recruiting people with competence in a foreign language. According to recent estimates almost 430 million people speak Spanish and this number is increasing rapidly. With so many Spanish-speaking countries, there are countless opportunities for your Spanish skills to pay dividends. Speaking the language can open up a whole new world!

Course content

You will develop and reinforce the language skills already acquired at GCSE: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics at AS Level include Leisure, Education and Healthy Living within the context of the Spanish speaking world. The A2 course focuses on social and political issues relevant to today’s society. In addition, the ‘Cultural Studies’ element of the course introduces you to the world of Hispanic film and literature, and includes the study of some Spanish regions. By the end of the course, you will be able to converse at a high level and possess a greater awareness of the Spanish speaking world.


Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE Spanish


You will be assessed in all four skills at A Level. Formal examinations test your competence in reading, writing and listening whilst a visiting examiner assesses your oral ability.

Future opportunities

Language skills are highly valued by employers who operate in an increasingly global market. Therefore, particular emphasis is placed on speaking Spanish and the ability to communicate with confidence in a variety of adult situations, taking you beyond the basic language skills you have acquired at GCSE. You will become a confident, independent learner and an effective communicator in both speech and writing. These vital skills will help you get more from life, whatever career you choose, as linguistic competence and intercultural understanding are now a necessity in today’s society.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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