You will develop your 4 language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as learning a
wide range of more complex language structures. Topics include smartphones in society, “machismo” v.
feminism, the influence of the Catholic Church in contemporary society, immigration in the Spanishspeaking world, Spanish regional identity, art and architecture in Hispanic countries, the evolution of the
monarchy in Spain, Latin American dictators, and Spanish cinema.
You will also study at least 1 literary text and 1 Spanish film in depth. You should expect to build up your
vocabulary and your reading and listening skills by reading for pleasure in Spanish and listening to
Spanish on TV, radio or online.
A grade 5 or above in GCSE Spanish, and a Grade 5 in both English.
After taking A Level Spanish, you could go on to study Spanish at University, perhaps along with another
subject such as Business Studies, Law, International Relations or History. Some of our students have
opted to learn a new language such as Italian or Portuguese at University, where the requirement has
been a good A Level in any foreign language. Other students have chosen entirely different subjects at
Universities which offer the chance to spend a year studying their degree subjects at a University in Spain.
However, the highly developed communication skills and international awareness of an A Level linguist
are an asset for any career.