Spanish

Why should I study this subject?

Studying Spanish increases your understanding of the language and your ability to write and speak with greater accuracy and confidence in a range of situations. It develops your understanding of how languages, including English, work and improves your attention to detail. It also offers you the chance to find out more about Spanish culture and society and develops your capacity to see the world through other people’s eyes and understand their point of view.

Languages are regarded as some of the most academic subjects so universities and employers value them. Many students go on to study Spanish or another language as part of their degree, often in combination with another subject such as History, Law or Business; languages go well with every other subject. Fluency in Spanish can allow you to work or study in Spain or other Spanish speaking countries, during your studies or later in life.

What will I study?

Students will study topics from a range of political, social and cultural themes all in relation to the Spanish-speaking world. Some examples include the following:

• Equal rights
• Changes in the Spanish family
• Immigration and Regional identity in Spain

Students will also study the following:

• A Spanish lm and a play

• An individual research project in Year 13 to prepare for the oral examination

The exam board is AQA and the A-Level exam consists of 3 papers: Paper 1 (listening, reading and translation) counts for 50% of the overall mark, Paper 2 (essays) counts for 20% and Paper 3 (speaking) counts for 30%.

What are the entry requirements?

Please check this subject table for full details of our A Level entry requirements.