At a glance

Course title                               Spanish

Entry requirement                   Level 5 in Spanish GCSE

Exam board                              AQA (

Why study Spanish?

In today’s world the ability to communicate in a foreign language is one of the most sought after skills in the workplace. This course builds on the progress made at GCSE Level and gives an understanding of not only the language but also the culture and social landscape of Spain and Latin America. The topics studied range from current trends, issues, artistic culture and politics relating to the Spanish-speaking world. You will also have the opportunity to study a book and a film. You will build upon your speaking and writing skills as well as improve your ability to read, listen and translate the language.

Course content

Aspects of Hispanic society

• Media
• Popular culture
• Family/relationships

Artistic culture

• Modern day idols
• Spanish regional identity
• Cultural heritage

Study of literary text or film

• Aspects of multiculturalism in the Hispanic world
• Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world
• Study of a literary text or a film