Spanish A-level

  • Are you passionate about languages?
  • Do you long to live and work abroad?
  • Do you dream of traveling from Barcelona to Buenos Aires?

Not only will you enhance your language ability, you will also boost your career prospects by cultivating key transferable skills which are highly valued by employers.

What topics/modules are covered?

Spanish tests all four language skills - listening, reading, speaking and writing, whilst building upon already familiar topics from GCSE, such as, entertainment, trends and travelling. In Year 2, Spanish further develops your language skills through the study of more advanced topics including Spanish cinema and literature. Grammar is a key part throughout.

What are the entry requirements?

If you intend to study a programme of A-levels:

  • To study a programme of A-levels (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths if needed), you will need a minimum of five GCSEs at grades 9-4 including English Language (grade 4 or above).

If you intend to study a combination of A-levels and BTEC:

  • To study a combination of A-levels and BTEC Extended Certificate (plus a re-sit in GCSE maths or English if needed), you will need a minimum of four grades 9-4 at GCSE plus 1 BTEC equivalent. If you have studied a subject at GCSE/Level 2, you must get a grade at least at 9-4/Pass, if it is to be studied.

Additional entry requirements:

  • GCSE Spanish grade 6 or above and GCSE English Language grade 4 or above.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

How will I be assessed?

  • Component 1: Speaking (30%)
  • Component 2: Listening reading and translation (50%)
  • Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing (20%)

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment

Career Path

You can go to university to study degrees in Spanish as a single degree or combined with a vast choice of other subjects: Spanish and another language, Spanish and business or European studies. Even degrees in English can have foreign languages components. Did you know that language graduates are a sought after by employers in all industries? Fluency in a language can lead to a career in Teaching, Interpreting, Translating, Journalism, Tourism, Business And Education.

What qualification will I gain?

EDUQAS A-level Spanish (A810QS).

Start date



2 years.

Where will I be based?

Sixth Form Centre, South Sefton Campus.

Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Monday, 27 November 2017 11:03