A Level Spanish is your opportunity to build on the linguistic skills developed at GCSE and move towards speaking Spanish fluently. You will develop the ability to confidently communicate in written and spoken Spanish with a high level of grammatical accuracy.
Studies are brought to life through the study of contemporary topics and the Spanish culture. Topics include:
- Education and employment in Spain or the Spanish speaking world
- Family life in Spanish culture
- Literature and film of Spain
- Equality and diversity in the Spanish speaking world
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language or GCSE English Literature and grade 5 in GCSE Spanish.
Through the study of the language, grammatical systems, communication, culture and politics of Spanish speaking countries, you will learn how to confidently communicate in written and spoken Spanish whilst developing a deep understanding of Spanish culture.
Lessons are incredibly interactive, using animated methods in group, individual and pair work to develop your skills. This allows you to adapt your language skills in new and challenging situations. This includes half an hour each week on a one to one basis with a native Spanish speaker to practise your skills, to allow you to debate, expand and challenge your language skills.
Being able to speak a second language can enhance your employability significantly, and there are a huge range of options at university such as Teaching, Journalism or Communications. With many businesses trading internationally, being able to speak Spanish can give you the edge in employment.
Good to Know
It is estimated that being able to speak Spanish adds between 10-15% to your salary in jobs such as Marketing, Sales or Technical Support.