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"The Spanish language and culture are so diverse.  I especially enjoy the films of Almodovar."

Katherine, Sixth Form Spanish student

Spanish

Why study this A Level subject?

Employability as many employers see a language as a plus.

Confidence and enjoyment in mastering another language.

Awareness of Spanish-speaking societies and cultures.

Study skills including listening skills and essay writing, research and planning

Problem-solving and thinking skills

Communicative skills including debating

Understanding of cross-curricular topics including Geography, Economics and Literature

Topics of study at A Level

AS: media, popular culture, healthy living & lifestyle, and family/relationships.

A2: film, literature, the environment, the multicultural society and contemporary social issues.

Opportunities beyond the classroom

You will have weekly individual lessons with our Spanish assistant and the opportunity to participate in a Spanish trip. We also organise cinema visits.

What this subject might lead to

You can combine languages with any other A Level or degree subject.  Employers look for the key skills that language students have, so studying a language increases your options. You can also work abroad or specialise in language specific jobs such as interpreting, translation or the Foreign Office.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

GCSE Grade A* or A

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