Why study Spanish?

  • Confidence and enjoyment in mastering another language.
  • Awareness of Spanish-speaking societies and cultures.
  • Study skills including listening skills and essay writing, research, planning and analysis.
  • Problem-solving and thinking skills.
  • Communication skills including debating.
  • Understanding of cross-curricular topics including Geography, Economics, Literature and Politics.
  • Employability as many employers see a language as a plus.

Topics of study at A-Level

Film, literature, politics, artistic culture and multiculturalism in Spain and the Hispanic world.

The Spanish language and culture are so diverse. I especially enjoy the films of Almodovar.
Cristina, Sixth Form Spanish Student

Opportunities beyond the classroom

You will have weekly individual lessons with our Spanish assistant and the opportunity to participate in a Spanish trip. We also organise cinema visits. For our keen linguists, we also offer the opportunity to learn Russian from scratch with our 2-year fast-track Russian GCSE course. An additional fee is payable.

What this subject might lead to

You can combine languages with any other A-Level or degree subject. Employers look for the key skills that language students have, so studying a language increases your options. You can also work abroad or specialise in language specific jobs such as interpreting, translation or the Foreign Office.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

GCSE grade 7.