Spanish is the second most spoken language in the world, and it is the most spoken language in the Americas.
This is a two year course with exam based assessment leading to an A level in Spanish. It is an academic course that you will find challenging, rewarding and enriching.
Frequently asked questions
Are there any trips to Spain?
We run a trip to the beautiful city of Alicante and also have close links with a school there.
How much understanding of grammar do I need before starting the A level?
Although we do deliver lessons on grammar in Year 12, it is a good idea to have a firm understanding of each of the different tenses before starting, and also of pronouns, simply because then you will be able to express yourself more easily and confidently.
How is A level different to GCSE?
A level and GCSE are really quite different in languages. The topics are much more engaging and quite quickly you will find that you can talk reasonably fluently about a range of ethical issues and current affairs. You also learn a lot more about the culture of Spain and Spanish speaking countries.
What careers can languages lead to?
There is a whole range of jobs that seek people with good foreign language skills. People with a degree in languages have very good job prospects and can work in broadcasting, journalism, politics, the military, the music industry, publishing, marketing, diplomacy, design, the travel industry, international aid, charity work, tour management, performance, media, engineering, education, business… in short any field that involves working with other countries, which these days is most sectors.