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Spanish at Wickersley School and Sports College

Course description

This subject will be offered in Option Block C

Studying Spanish at A Level will enable you to deepen your knowledge of the language and get a greater insight into the culture of Spain and the Spanish speaking world. Having Spanish is a fantastic asset in today’s competitive job market and shows self-discipline, motivation, and a desire to learn, qualities sought after by Universities and employers alike.

There are more than 300 million native speakers of Spanish throughout the world – more than any other language except Chinese.

Spanish is the official language of 21 countries and is one of the official languages of the United Nations and the European Union. In the European Union, Spain plays a major role and is Britain’s third most important trading partner. The 19 Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America offer vast potential in terms of trade and investment. You will extend your knowledge of the language and the culture of Spanish speaking countries and gain the confidence to communicate in Spanish.



Course content


A2 Unit 3

The Environment
The Multi-cultural Society Contemporary Social Issues Cultural Topics

A2 Unit 4

Speaking based on topics from Unit 3

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for entry into the Sixth Form is 5 4 grades including Maths and English, although there are specific entry requirements for some of our option subjects.

A student’s suitability for their chosen subjects will also be taken into account, even if they meet the 5 4 grades threshold.

Applicants will need to have a proven record of good or excellent effort and attendance in Year 11 in order to qualify for a place, verified by a suitable reference.



A2 Unit 3:

2.5 hour listening, reading & writing exam.

A2 Unit 4:

Speaking. 20 min preparation, 15 min test.

Future opportunities

There are many possibilities for able, qualified linguists in many fields. You can use your skills in business, engineering, law, banking and teaching to name but a few.

Further information

Please consult our Option Blocks before making your selection.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 09 October 2018
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