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There are more than 400 million Spanish speakers worldwide. It is the official language in twenty-one countries and is the third most widely-spoken language in the world, after English and Mandarin. Experts predict that by the year 2050, there will be 530 million Spanish speakers, of which 100 million will be living in the United States. 

We believe being able to speak another language is an essential tool in the cosmopolitan world we live in. If you are bilingual, you will be more marketable and have more career choices than your monolingual counterpart when you leave school. 

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Subject specific entry requirement: Standard Sixth Form entry plus Grade 6 in Spanish GCSE
Qualification: A Level
Topics and areas covered:

Aspects of Hispanic society 

  • Modern and traditional values 
  • Cyberspace
  • Equal rights 

Multiculturalism Hispanic Society 

  • Immigration
  • Racism
  • Integration

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

  • Modern Day Idols
  • Spanish regional identity
  • Cultural heritage

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world

  • Today’s Youth/Tomorrow’s citizens
  • Monarchies and dictatorships
  • Popular Movements

Literary texts and films

  • Federico García Lorca La casa de Bernarda Alba

El laberinto del fauno Guillermo del Toro (2006)

Future career path: Occupations involving Languages include 
  • Computer programmer
  • Teacher
  • Language trainer
  • Translator
  • Engineering
  • Banking
  • Civil service
  • Travel and tourism
  • Secretary/PA
Examination information:
  • Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (2 ½ hours) (50%)
  • Paper 2: Writing (2 hours) (20%)
  • Paper 3: Speaking (21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time) (30%)
Additional information:

Whenever possible we encourage our students to take part in organised trips to foreign language lectures, films and events and have good contacts with our local universities.