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What is A-Level Spanish?

Studying Spanish A-Level will mean you are studying one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, after English and Mandarin. There are more than 400 hundred million Spanish speakers in the world. Not just in Spain and South America, but also in the United States and even the Philippines. 25 different nations speak Spanish either as the official language or as a first language. In addition, it is one of the top five languages used in business, so speaking Spanish could also improve your job prospects in the future.

When you broaden your knowledge of the culture, traditions and societies within the Hispanic world, it helps you become a more flexible and open-minded person. Studying Spanish A-Level will enable you to build on the skills that you have learnt at GCSE. Then deepen your understanding of the language, culture, society and history of Spain, as well as develop your grammatical knowledge and your spoken fluency.

What Will You Study?

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  • Modern and traditional values in Hispanic society
  • Cyberspace in Hispanic society
  • Equal rights in Hispanic society
  • Modern day idols in Hispanic society
  • Spanish regional identity
  • Hispanic culture heritage
  • Immigration, racism and integration in Hispanic society
  • Political life in Hispanic society, today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
  • Monarchies and dictatorships in the Hispanic world
  • Popular movements
  • A Spanish work of literature and a Spanish film

What Next?

Any Modern Language is highly sought after by employers and is a great skill to possess in the current work market. Furthermore, top universities respect and recognise the demands of studying this subject and the wide array of transferable skills acquired by students who study a language at A-Level. Languages can be combined with nearly any other subject at university. Many of our students choose to continue to study languages either on their own or as a combined programme after College. In the past students have studied more than one language at university, or combined their language with other subjects such as Business, Zoology, Linguistics, Drama, Economics, Law, History and even Physics and Medicine.

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Entry Requirements

At least five 5’s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in Spanish.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and BTECs)? Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not, there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

This A-Level combines well with any other subject.

Sciences, French, German, History, Law, Business Studies, Drama & Theatre Studies and English.
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