A Level Spanish Level 3

Full Time

About the course

This A Level is included as either a CORE or a RECOMMENDED subject in one of our 14 suggested A Level pathways. You can find out more about these in our Prospectus or A Level guide. However, if timetabling allows for it, you can undertake any combination of three A Levels.

In the A Level course, you will build on the skills you have acquired at GCSE and learn to express yourself more fluently and confidently. You will be encouraged to develop your ideas and opinions on topics that are relevant, and of interest, to young people.

We will focus on practising listening, speaking and reading skills and improve your translation skills. You will be expected to learn vocabulary and to do most of your written work in your own time.

Topics in Year One include: Social issues and trends; Artistic culture; Grammar; Literary text and firm

Topics in Year Two include: Multiculturalism in historic society; Aspects of political life in the Spanish world; A literary text.

You will study the course for 4.5 to 5 hours per week (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE grades at 4/C or above including English Language and a grade 5/C in Spanish.

Where next?

Studying a language at a higher level can develop your confidence and communication skills. If you want to go to university, you can study Spanish by itself, or as part of a course, for example, with Accounting, Business, Engineering or Law. Many universities encourage students to spend a year abroad and many employers value people with experience of other languages and cultures.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a specific work experience component but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability team can help. There might be a possibility to take part in a study trip to Spain depending on number of participants.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to bring your own memory stick and required to buy a copy of the literary text. We will also recommend a course book at the start of the course.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: Carol.barreto@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk