A Level Spanish

2023/2024 & 2024/2025


In today’s international world, a modern language is a major asset, which combines well with all other subjects to provide an invaluable life skill.

Each language is taught through a series of topics, based on current issues, such as social issues, political and artistic trends, and culture. The topics include the changing nature of the family, the cyber-society, voluntary work, racism, immigration and law and order. Students will also study a literary text and a film. A stimulating range of material from the Internet, up to date textbooks and authentic articles will be used to teach. The lessons will include debates, presentations and the use of ICT with access to the Kerboodle learning portal, Quizlet, the Language Gym, and Sentence Builders.

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Requirements for Study

Minimum APS:

  • 3 A Levels - 4.5
  • 2 A Levels & 1 Vocational - 4
  • 1 A Level   & 2 Vocational - 3.8

Subject Specific: 

  • 9-6 in Spanish
  • 9-5 in English Lang or English Lit


The A Levels are assessed through two written papers and a speaking exam:

Paper 1 - Listening, reading, writing and translation to and from the target language.

Paper 2 (A Level) – Two essays in the target language based on two texts or a text and a film studied.

Paper 3 (A Level) – One Speaking Exam including a stimulus card and a discussion on an individual research project.


Modern Language graduates have one of the highest employment rates, with an average 6% increase in salary. They are highly sought after in many fields of business and industry, not just because they can communicate with many more potential customers, but because their analytical skills, trained memory and attention to detail are needed in many different professions. Most degree courses, especially those in Business, Law, Engineering, History and Sciences, combine well with a language, either as part of the course or as a way of widening the possible areas of research and study.


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