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Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form



 A Level

Exam Board


Entry Requirements

  • Grade 7 or above
  • Students should have a thorough understanding of Spanish grammar

Course Overview

Being able to speak a foreign language could be the passport to many careers. In the first year (AS), you will have the opportunity to extend your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the study of materials related to contemporary Spain and South American countries. These include topics such as family, leisure, education, the media, the environment, immigration and multiculturalism. In the second year (A Level), you will continue to develop your competence in all 4 skills to becoming more fluent in Spanish while exploring further social, cultural and political issues in Spanish speaking countries. In addition, a literary text, film or topic would be studied.

Assessment Methods

 Spanish AS

Paper 1: Listening, reading, writing

Paper 2: Writing. Translation and essay writing 

Paper 3: Speaking 

Spanish A Level

Paper 1: Listening, reading, writing

Paper 2: Writing. Essay writing on the film and text studied

Paper 3: Speaking. Individual research project + 1 theme

QE6 Extras / Co-Curriculum Opportunities

 You will take part in study trips abroad and student conferences in London.


Most university courses in the UK offer languages as a subsidiary subject. The ability to understand and use Spanish is also a desirable skill in such areas of work as economics and business, politics, civil service, diplomacy, military, interpreting and translation, media, journalism, online gaming design, marketing, film industry, entertainment, public relations, engineering, tourism, law, education and many more.