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Spanish A Level

Level 3
A Level
Two years
Telephone: 01792 890700 (Gorseinon)


A Level Spanish is the perfect choice for learners looking to gain a deeper understanding of the Spanish language, its culture, and its society. During the course, students will practice the four traditional language skills – speaking, listening, reading, and writing – while also being exposed to the cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking countries. Participants will also have the chance to engage with current topics and issues in Spanish.  

This course is a great option for those looking to build their existing knowledge of Spanish, as well as for those who need to use the language for study, work, or leisure.  The course is centered around 4 topics (being a young person in the Spanish speaking world, understanding the Spanish speaking world, diversity and difference, Spain during the Franco era). Through these topics you will develop your language fluency and your knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. 

Key information

  • A minimum of seven GCSEs at grades A*-C  
  • To include Spanish and English Language at grade B (recommended) 
  • A willingness to participate fully in active and engaging lessons.

  • You will learn using a variety of methods including individual and group work, debates, and interactive listening activities
  • We believe learning a language can only be learnt in its cultural environment, therefore we use authentic materials such as literature, films, music and the media to understand the historical, cultural, social and artistic contexts of Spanish speaking countries. The students will also benefit from spending an extra 30 minutes per week with the Spanish Assistant to practice their oral skills
  • Examinations set by WJEC for both AS and A Level, are sat in the summer. 

Students could go on to study at university, whether they specialise in Spanish or combine the language with another subject. A Level languages are always attractive to university admissions tutors. Languages are also useful in many careers such as leisure and tourism, journalism, business, politics. Among the universities to which students have progressed are Cardiff, Swansea, Bristol, Exeter, London (King’s, UCL), Oxford and Cambridge. Studying a language can open up many opportunities for career progression. Employers value languages because they demonstrate a wide cultural experience as well as other highly regarded transferable skills such as communication, problem solving and spontaneity.