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Spanish (A Level) AQA

A Level Spanish through AQA enables students to develop confident, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It deepens interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context. 

This specification requires students to develop their ability to write, translate and speak in Spanish with accurate grammar and syntax for a range of purposes and to understand written or spoken Spanish in a variety of contexts and genres.

Students have the opportunity to do work experience with Blue Stamp Travel during year 12. This is an amazing chance for them to build their confidence and have a completely different experience using what they have learnt. Some of our students have even chosen to stay with Spanish families while they have been abroad which has helped them to get even more out of the experience.

Many of our students go on to continue studying Spanish at university either as a stand alone subject or as a joint honours degree. We have had students studying subjects such as Music, Mathematics, Chemistry, Law or Medicine and Spanish. This has given them the opportunity to spend time in Spanish speaking countries around the world and go on to use it in their future careers.

Year 12 Topics

Aspects of Spanish-speaking society

  • Traditional and modern family values
  • Cyberspace
  • Gender equality

Artistic culture in Spanish-speaking world

  • Idols and their influence
  • The regional identity of Spain
  • Spanish and Latino American Heritage

Year 13 Topics


  • Immigration
  • Racism
  • Integration
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world.
  • Youth
  • Monarchy and dictatorship
  • Public demonstrations

Individual Research Project prepared for speaking examination.

Literary and film works studied:

We study one film and one literary work at A Level. These are:

  • El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) by Guillermo del Toro (film studied in Year 12)
  • La casa de Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca (Playwright studied in Year 13)