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"Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."
                                                                                                    Rita Mae Brown

A level Spanish gives students the chance to broaden their horizons and develop their views of the world through learning to communicate with more of it. This communication can lead to extraordinary opportunities and unforgettable adventures.


Our Curriculum 

A level Spanish both extends knowledge learnt at GCSE, such as grammar and vocabulary, and introduces students to new concepts and skills, as well as culture and global awareness. It is a chance to develop beliefs as well as advance in the language.



Year 1

Theme 1: social issues and trends

Theme 2: artistic culture

Study of the film – ‘Ocho Apellidos Vascos’

Year 2

Theme 1: multiculturalism in Hispanic society

Theme 2: political aspects of the Hispanic world

Study of the play: ‘La Casa de Berdarda Alba’

Individual research project


A level Spanish themes and sub-themes

Aspects of Hispanic society

Tradition and modern values within the family


Equal rights

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society




Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

Idols and celebrity influence

Spanish regional identity

Cultural heritage

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

Youth issues

Monarchs and dictators

Politics and political parties

Exam Board and Specification

Exam board: AQA

Exam specification: A level Spanish 7692

Entry Requirements

Please see the entry requirements document here

Is This Course Right For Me?

The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE.

It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture, and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking, and creativity, which are valuable to the Individual society. You will develop understanding of themes to the society and culture of the countries where Spanish is spoken. You will be using authentic spoken and written sources in Spanish.

We will be looking at how Hispanic society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. You will study aspects of the social context together with aspects of artistic life of Hispanic countries.

 Please watch our short video to see what studying Spanish at Guilsborough Sixth Form is like. 

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Learning A level can be difficult at times, however it’s totally worth it! You learn about many interesting topics such as Franco’s Dictatorship, South American civilizations (e.g. The Mayans/Azttecs) and more about the culture of Spain. You also study a film.

                                                                                          Will, Year 12 student

A level Spanish is a very valued subject at university, as well in the work environment and I strongly recommend studying it. It allows you to study the language and culture in depth. I have thoroughly enjoyed studying the film and the play and learning to express myself at a higher level. 

                                                                                                         Oscar, Year 13 student

Where will A Level Spanish take me past Sixth Form?


Whatever plans you may have for the future, knowledge of Spanish will increase your options. When you learn Spanish, you acquire a range of skills which can improve the quality of both your work and private life in Business, Tourism, Hospitality, Science, Research, Communication, cultural understanding, enjoyment of literature, music, art and philosophy and opportunities to study or work in a Hispanic country. The transferable skills gained on the course will be ideal for learning future languages and for higher education.

Examples of work opportunities could be:

  • Teacher/lecturer
  • Management in an international company
  • Translator
  • Roles within hospitality and events management
  • Ski guide
  • Tour guide

Please visit out Careers Guidance page for more information 


Some examples of universities and their entry requirements to study Spanish and other related degrees are;

Coventry University Languages for global communication requires BBA

University of Surrey Business Management with Spanish requires AAB

University of Nottingham Management with Spanish requires AAB

University of Exeter Film Studies with Spanish requires ABB

University of Birmingham International Relationships with Spanish requires ABB

University of Aberdeen Hispanic Studies requires BBB