Course Overview

This course is ideal for learners who wish to develop their language skills or progress in a career in languages. This course is ideal for students who have studied Spanish at GCSE or have family in Spain and wish to further their studies.

You could complement your studies with Extended Opportunities including French society.

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Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Wish to broaden their studies and add a qualification that is attractive to employers
  • Enjoy learning languages and have a dynamic approach to work
  • Enjoy travelling and learning about other cultures, people and places
  • Have an interest in wider European issues
  • Would like to go onto a career within business, travel, media, teaching or interpreting
  • Would like to study a foreign language at Higher Education

What will you learn?

This course is assessed by a examinations. The Assessments will cover:

  • Aspects of Hispanic society
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
  • Aspects of political life in Hispanic society
  • Grammar
  • One text and one film
  • Individual research project

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Analysing texts both written and spoken
  • Reading strategies
  • Essay writing
  • Effort
  • Resilience
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Literacy and oracy in the target language
  • and English
  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork/groupwork
  • Self-motivation
  • Application of digital technologies

Progression Routes

A Level

Course Leader:
David Green

Course Length:
Two Years

Entry Requirements:
GCSE Spanish at Grade 6 is preferred with an average points score of 4.6 or above.

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by an examination.


Taking Spanish has encouraged me to learn more about other cultures.

Kayleigh Beardsley, Frederick Gough School , Gainsborough Academy