Spanish A-level

2 years

Course Details

  • 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.

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.

You will need a minimum or five GCSEs, including Grade 5 in English Language together with four other subjects at Grade 4 or above (one of the four subjects must include Maths).

Additional entry requirements:

  • You must have achieved at least a grade 6 in GCSE Spanish.

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.

EDUQAS A-level Spanish (A810QS)
  • Component 1: Speaking (30%)
  • Component 2: Listening reading and translation (50%)
  • Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing (20%)
  • University
  • Higher/Degree Apprenticeship
  • Employment
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.

University Guarantee

Every Sefton Sixth Form College student who successfully achieves a Level 3 qualification and meets attendance and entry requirements, is guaranteed a place on a course at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some frequently asked questions that we are often asked:

You will take three subjects over two years.

We offer a small number of BTEC courses at Sefton Sixth Form College. You can study one BTEC course alongside your two A-levels.

It is not expected that a student would attend both sites, but the feasibility of this would be discussed on an individual basis. Potential timetable clashes and workload would need to be considered in detail for this to be a possibility.