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Spanish A Level at Sandwich Technology School

Course description

Spoken in more than 23 countries, Spanish is the world’s third most-spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English, making it an asset to any professional profile. Whether pupils aspire to develop their professional skills on the stock market, in business, as an artist, or simply for travel purposes, Spanish can provide solid support. Learning a language broadens the mind and encourages approaching different cultural traditions, lifestyles and ways of thought with an open mind as well as promoting good communication skills..

Course content

A level Spanish is a two year course assessed by an end of course examinations. One of the fundamental differences is the higher degree of difficulty in comparison with the easier GCSE learning requirements. Learning about Spanish culture, literature, film, music and Hispanic history and traditions is an essential part of the A-Level curriculum. The counterpart to a most challenging curriculum is a far more interesting choice of topics to be studied.

The A level course is delivered in Spanish, and students develop the ability to participate in discussions and debates on current affairs and Hispanic topics.

Entry requirements

Students will need at least 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 including Spanish at grade 6


The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Spanish consists of two externally-examined papers assessing listening, reading and writing and a speaking assessment. The speaking assessment is externally set and conducted by a teacher-examiner. All assessments are marked by Pearson.

Students must complete their speaking assessment in April/May and all other assessments in May/June in any single year.

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: 31 October 2018
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  • Start date: Next September