When you decide to study A level Spanish as one of your subjects, you will simply be developing the skills you acquired during your GCSE course. You will continue to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in Spanish, but obviously to a higher level.
Everything we offer is there to help you to succeed – from the state-of-the-art language laboratory to a wide range of resources, including lessons with friendly native speakers to help you become more confident speaking the language. Best of all you will find all the staff in the department friendly approachable and helpful. If you don’t believe us, just ask our A Level Spanish students. Class sizes vary from year to year and language to language but may range from 10 to 20. Students should make full use of modern facilities to enhance their language skills, and also take the opportunity to visit the country.
Where does this A Level Spanish course lead?
Students in recent years have gone to university, studying languages by themselves or combined with other subjects, such as business, management, law, administration, ICT, engineering, international marketing and journalism. The choice is endless! In 2021 a student gained a place in Oxford to study Spanish after lots of support and preparation by the Spanish department.
Course Entry Requirements
GCSE grade 5 in Spanish PLUS GCSE grade 5 in English Language
Spanish Course Leaflet
Click the link below to view the Spanish Introduction video
Click here to take a 360 tour of the Spanish classroom
Exam board course specification
What our students say about Spanish – Sarah
What our students say about Spanish -Elizabeth
Elise Don – French & Spanish, Oxford University
Ryan Puxley – Modern Languages and Cultures, Durham University
Katie Heyes – French & Spanish, Durham University
Students enjoy Spanish workshop
Madrid Trip 2019
Carmel on BBC News: Language study decline in the UK
Another great trip to Madrid
What Our Students Say
Throughout my time so far at Carmel, I have enjoyed all the aspects of my chosen subjects.
In Spanish, I enjoy learning the language in more depth, studying the interesting topics within the course and I also enjoy learning more about the history of Spain too. The classroom environment is always supportive, enabling me to become more independent and confident within not just the subject but myself too.
The timetable consists of a conversation class, a small group of people with a native tutor, this is to improve our language skills, but also helps to keep up with our grammar and the tenses whilst learning new vocabulary and language structures. I would recommend this subject to other students as there really is an element that everyone will enjoy, if you’re looking to take your language studies further.
At Carmel, there are many opportunities to help you find things that you are passionate about that you mightn’t of known about before joining, including lots of enrichment activities to get involved in. The support I have received from my tutors has really pushed me to become more independent and help me do my best in all my subjects.
After Carmel I am hoping to go to university to study Maths with Spanish, in the hope that I can find a career path in the future involving these subjects.
Eliza Jayne Stevenson