Sixth Form


What are the aims of the course and what is involved?


The AS specification 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 and to society. Students will develop their understanding of themes relating to the society and culture of the country or countries where Spanish is spoken, and their language skills. 

At A2, Students will study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of Hispanic society. They will study highlights of Hispanic artistic culture, including a focus on Spanish regional identity and the cultural heritage of past civilisations. They will learn about aspects of the diverse political landscape of the Hispanic world. Students will explore the influence of the past on present-day Hispanic communities.


Why is it a useful qualification?


Spanish is a very popular course within education today. Almost all universities and colleges offer degrees in Spanish ranging from pure Spanish (e.g. literature and language) to more business-orientated courses (e.g. Spanish and Business, Spanish and Marketing or Spanish with International Law).

This course will provide students with the relevant knowledge to continue their studies in higher education. Furthermore, students will also find Spanish an excellent complementary subject for careers in many different fields including Business Administration, Sales, Personnel, Tourism, Foreign Office and Law.


What Students Have to Say?




Mrs Fiona Temple-Smith

Head of Modern Foreign Languages

Fiona is passionate about providing an aspirational, engaging and inclusive curriculum; one that encourages intellectual curiosity, enhanced communicative skills, confidence, independence, risk-taking and resilience, thereby developing lifelong learning skills.

She firmly believes that embedding these 21st Century skills gives our students the tools they need to succeed in our ever-evolving world.




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