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A Level Spanish at Loughborough College

Course description

In a level Spanish, you will explore technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of Hispanic society. You will study highlights of Hispanic artistic culture, including a focus on Spanish regional identity and the cultural heritage of past civilisations. You will learn about aspects of the diverse political landscape of the Hispanic world.

The A-level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. The approach is a focus on how Spanish-speaking society has been shaped socially and culturally and how it continues to change.

In the first year, aspects of the social context are studied, together with aspects of the artistic life of Spanish-speaking countries. In the second year further aspects of the social background are covered, this time focusing on matters associated with multiculturalism.

Course content

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • Works – Literary texts and Films
  • Individual Research project

Entry requirements

  • At least five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Spanish at Grade 5, Maths and English Language grade C/4.


Paper 1: Listening, Reading & Writing – 2 hours 30 minutes (50%)

Paper 2: Writing – 2 hours (20%) Paper 3: Speaking – Oral exam 21-23 minutes (30%)

Future opportunities

Upon completion, on this course, you will have the necessary skill sets to progress to employment or to further study, including a modern languages degree.

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: 22 October 2018
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