A Level


  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body


  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Spanish

Let’s dive into Spanish language and culture! Gain in-depth knowledge of the culture and society of Spain and speak a foreign language fluently. A course rooted in Spanish-speaking culture and current affairs, where you will develop your understanding and fluency in Spanish. If you dream of speaking fluently and impressively in a language spoken by 450 million people in the world, and perhaps even working abroad, studying a language can help you to achieve these goals.

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades: option a

    GCSE Grade 6 in Spanish.

  • Subject grades: option b

    applicant is bilingual or has recently lived in a Spanish-speaking country (eligibility will be discussed with the applicant if they are qualified to attend a guidance meeting).

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for Spanish is 58.

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About the Course

Spanish will make you a more desirable employee and increase your job prospects. Learning a second language is also proven to improve your brain! Debates and discussions in the classroom will give you a broad perspective and in-depth knowledge on a wide range of issues about Hispanic society.

Native speaking Language Assistants in the Modern Languages department are available to support you with small group conversation work.

2023 Spanish A level results


44% of our students achieved A* to A


68% of our students achieved A* to B 


99% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Studying a foreign language will equip you with a range of skills that are invaluable in the world of work. You will also gain in-depth knowledge of Spain and Spanish-speaking countries.

The lessons will be intellectually stimulating and challenging as well as varied and interesting. You will work individually, in pairs or as part of a group. We attach great importance to your independent study skills.

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Hear from our students

As far as I can tell, Spanish is one of the nicest and most close-knit departments where you feel like your teachers actually know you.

Liddy, Year 12 student

I’ve learnt so much about all different aspects of Spanish culture and improved my comprehension and speaking, with great support from the teachers.

Nina, Year 12 Student

Quick facts


103 year 12 and 13 students take Biology

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.