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Spanish A-Level at Whitefield School

Course description

A Level Spanish helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Course content

There are four topics which are covered at AS: Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living and Lifestyle and Family and Relationships. At A2 students cover the following topics:
Environment, The Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and Cultural Topics.

Entry requirements

In order to study Spanish A level, students must achieve at least 5 A* to C grades at GCSE level. This should include English Language and Mathematics. Students must have studied GCSE Spanish and obtained at least a grade B.


AS Spanish students study two units: Unit 1 Listening, Reading and Writing (110 marks) and Unit 2 Speaking (50 marks). A2 Spanish students also study two units: Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing (110 marks) and Unit 4: Speaking (50 marks). Students follow the AQA Spanish syllabus.

Future opportunities

Spanish is an academic subject highly regarded by universities. Languages can take you further than translation, interpreting and teaching; most careers would be enhanced by having an extra modern European language, such as Spanish. The range of jobs is extensive, editing/ proofreading; travel/tourism/ hospitality; the diplomatic service; politics; law; medicine; engineering; sports; media; finance; the arts; economics and working with international organisations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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