When you decide to study Spanish as one of your A-level 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 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 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!

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 5 in Spanish.

Modern Languages Course Leaflet

Exam board course specification

Spanish News

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What Our Students Say

I enjoy studying at Carmel as it provides a great environment for studying and socialising alike. As I’m hoping to do languages at university, I chose to study French and Spanish, together with Chemistry. I was very impressed by the way languages are taught at Carmel as the classes have a community atmosphere to them, where everyone feels comfortable speaking and listening to each other in the target language. In addition, I also study Mandarin as Enrichment. As well as the two fantastic trips I’ve been on to France and Spain with the college, I am also planning on taking part in a two-week trip to China later this year.

Paul Abraham