A Level

Exam Board: AQA

2 years


Course Content:

At Alton College on the Spanish A-Level you will study:

  • Aspects of Hispanic society and artistic culture in the Hispanic world. In this section we study a wide range of topics such as different celebrations, food, traditions, painting and architecture, celebrities, law and history of the Spanish speaking world.
  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society and aspects of political life in Hispanic society. You will have the opportunity to learn about and discuss current affairs affecting Spanish speaking countries such as immigration, racism, integration and young people as well as monarchies, republics and dictatorships and social movements in Spain and Latin America.
  • One Spanish film and one play.
  • Individual research project – this is where you get to choose. You will research a topic of your choice related to the Hispanic world. You will be given total freedom to research with guidance from your teacher.
  • Grammar.
  • In addition, you will have weekly one-to-one sessions with our wonderful native Spanish conversation assistant to practise your spoken Spanish and gain fluency and confidence.


100% exam
Exam papers in Listening, reading and writing; Writing; Oral

Studying at Alton College:

Lessons activities are wide ranging, from debates to pair-work for discussions, working at your own pace using audio, video, text and internet based resources in the multimedia language laboratory and via the College’s Moodle (Virtual Learning Environment).

Entry requirements:

Students should normally have achieved at least five GCSEs at grade 9-4. For GCSEs which remain with the old grading system, a Grade 4 is equivalent to a Grade C.

Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish is required.

Course costs:

Textbook: £30
Access to digital resources: £20 approx.
Possible overseas visit: £500 approx.

Spanish works well with:

Modern Languages