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Spanish - A Level (AQA)

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Angel Sixth Form College
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 2 Years
Level: Level 3

ABOUT THE COURSE

A Level Spanish builds upon your existing knowledge gained at GCSE, giving you a sound understanding of using your language in a variety of contexts and situations - at home, abroad, with friends or in the workplace. 

Spanish is the second most widely-spoken language in the world and one of the most widely-understood languages in Europe, with over 400 million speakers; studying A Level Spanish can provide you with the speaking, listening and understanding skills to continue your studies in Spanish at university, as well as equipping you to work and travel in Europe, Central and South America, and other Spanish-speaking countries.

In this course, you will explore a wide range of topics, including aspects of Hispanic society, artistic culture in the Hispanic world, multiculturalism in Hispanic society and aspects of political life in Hispanic society. You will also study a book and a film, developing your skills in analysis. You will learn new grammar and vocabulary and consolidate it through translation into and out of Spanish.

This course is available for international students, if you are applying as an international student please click here.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Speaking - You will be able to communicate with over 400 million people across the world

Listening - You will be able to understand spoken Spanish, as well as watch Spanish films and TV shows, and listen to podcasts and music

Reading - You will be able to read Spanish books, newsletters and magazines, as well as alerts and notices

Writing - You will be able to write in many different styles, for different audiences, using the most appropriate styles

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language
  • Grade 5 or above in GCSE Spanish - if you did not study GCSE Spanish, but are bilingual, we will assess your suitability on an individual basis
  • Three further GCSEs at grade 4 or above

If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.

When applying for an A Level programme at City and Islington, please refer to the general entry requirements on our A Level Courses page as well as the subject-specific details listed above.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide practice and feedback. The final exams will take place at the end of the second year and will include paper 1 (listening, reading and translation), paper 2 (writing on a film and book) and paper 3 (an oral exam).

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go on to study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.

MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Click here to see some of the teachers that teach A Levels at the college

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