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
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
Carmel on BBC News: Language study decline in the UK