SPANISH

LEVEL: A LEVEL
EXAMINING BOARD: AQA
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY
PASS RATE: 100% IN 2018

This course aims to raise your Spanish to a stage in which you will be able to communicate effectively both in writing and speaking. It equips you with the language skills to appreciate the rich culture of Spain and the Spanish speaking world.

You are constantly encouraged to use the language through a variety of activities and you are exposed to a wide selection of authentic Spanish sources. There is also the opportunity to go on a residential trip to Spain.

The topics are entirely different from GCSE and the approach is probably different too. You will split your time between the classroom and the language lab and will also benefit from a weekly 20 minute oral session with a native speaker.

“I am really enjoying Spanish at Huish. I have completed the Salamanca trip and I feel like that was very beneficial to my understanding and confidence in speaking.”

Spanish A Level Student

In A Level Spanish you will cover the following topics:

  • Spanish media, culture, lifestyles, family and relationships
  • Current affairs such as the latest film craze or a political crisis
  • Contemporary social and environmental issues

Standard College entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above, including Maths and English Language.

You will also need a GCSE in Spanish at a minimum grade B/5 or be a competent speaker.

What additional facilities are available outside class?

You will be encouraged to borrow a range of foreign books, DVDs and other resources for use outside the classroom to extend your learning.

The more you read, listen and engage with the language, the more progress you will make. And for maximum challenge you can take extra classes to prepare you for the UK Linguistics Olympiad or the EU Young Translators competition, where the department has an excellent record of success.

Is Spanish for me?

If you are interested in working abroad, meeting people from different cultures or working in an international company there is a big advantage in knowledge of a foreign language.