Reasons to study this course

  • Spanish is a global language with an estimated 437 million native speakers.
  • Varied activities in lessons using online technology such as AQA Kerboodle, Google classroom, Quizlet and Kahoot.
  • Weekly one-to-one oral lessons.
  • We provide a vibrant linguistic experience in a welcoming and reassuring environment.

What you will need to study this course

  • GCSE English – minimum grade 5
  • GCSE Spanish – minimum grade 6
  • commitment to improving grammar and vocabulary
  • interest in learning more about current affairs and culture in Spain and Spanish speaking countries
  • readiness to take part in pair and group work
  • willingness to practise grammar and learn vocabulary outside the classroom

What you will study

Year 1 (AS) – Family, technology, women and LGBT rights, idols, Spanish festivals and traditions, Hispanic music, art and architecture; a Spanish film: ‘Ocho apellidos vascos’

Year 2 (A-Level) – Immigration, racism, integration, young people and politics, Spanish dictatorship and the monarchy, dictators in Latin America, trade unions and popular movements; a Spanish book: ‘La casa de Bernarda Alba.’

How you will be assessed

Year 1 (AS) – a listening and reading comprehension exam, one essay exam, one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher)

Year 2 (A-Level) – a listening and reading comprehension exam, two essays exam; one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher)

Priestley Extra

Weekly individual speaking lessons. Film study days, university language events, revision workshops. Work experience opportunity in Spain. Ideas and support about wider reading as well as stretch and challenge activities.


Universities highly value the intellectual rigour and skills of an A-Level in a modern language and offer a wide range of combined subjects such as Spanish with Natural Hazard Management, Psychology, Politics, Law, Medicine and many more. The ability to use languages has been highly prized by employers making you highly competitive across industries.

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