St Davids College

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Spanish - A Level

Exam Body


Head of Department

It is perhaps obvious that students studying A Level Spanish will develop their knowledge of the language in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing).

What makes the course so unique is that the content covered includes a broad range of cross-curricular subjects such as history, social studies, art, and literature.

During the second year of the course, students also have the opportunity to carry out an in-depth study of an area of their own choosing for their Research Project which forms the basis of the speaking exam. In previous years, students have selected topics are as diverse as ‘The evolution of commercialism in Spain’ and ‘The rise and fall of Pablo Escobar’.

Whatever your future plans, there is no doubt that choosing Spanish will enhance your employability in an increasingly multilingual Britain and make your UCAS application stand out from the crowd.

Course Content

Students will study four themes:

  1. La evolución de la sociedad española
  2. La cultura política y artística en el mundo hispanohablante
  3. La inmigración y la sociedad multicultural española
  4. La dictadura franquista y la transición a la democracia

The course is linear and there are no formal exams in Year 12.

At the end of Year 13, students will be assessed as follows:

  1. Listening, reading, and translation into English (40%)
  2. Written response to works and translation into Spanish (30%)
  3. Speaking (30%)
Paula Roberts

Head of Department

Mrs. Paula Roberts

Head of Spanish