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Maria Collado-Canas : Head of MFL


A Level Spanish

AQA 7692

Entry Requirements

6 in GCSE Spanish

Why study Spanish?

Do you hope to one day work abroad or speak a language fluently? Are you interested in an academically challenging course with a strong practical application? If so, then studying a Modern Language to A-level could be for you. The MFL course will develop language skills, cultural and international understanding, and lifelong communication, analytical and research skills which can be applied at work or for leisure purposes.

Where can it lead?

Many students follow this course with a languages degree, which usually involves learning two languages alongside literature and/or linguistics. Languages also complement any other subject, and are often combined with popular degree courses such as Law, Business, Marketing, History and Engineering. Language graduates are in high demand by employers in the UK and abroad.  Even if the use of Spanish is not the main focus of your career, it is an incredible extra skill which will set you apart from others.  A study of A level Spanish will lead to a lifelong appreciation of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Spanish Extras

There will be opportunities to spend time in Spain through a programme of trips and foreign work experience.

Course Content

There are 4 core topic areas at A-level:

  1. Aspects of Hispanic society
  2. Artistic culture in the Hispanic world
  3. Multiculturalism in Hispanic society
  4. Aspects of political life in Hispanic society

In addition, you will study two literary texts, Como agua para chocolate and Réquiem por un campesino español.

Within Aspects of Hispanic society you will look at:

  • Los valores tradicionales y modernos
  • El ciberespacio
  • La igualdad de los sexos

Within Artistic culture in the Hispanic world you will study:

  • La influencia de los ídolos
  • La identidad regional en España
  • El patrimonio cultural

Within Multiculturalism in Hispanic society you will look at:

  • La inmigración
  • El racismo
  • La integración

And within Aspects of political life in Hispanic society you will study:

  • Jóvenes de hoy, ciudadanos de mañana
  • Monarquías y dictaduras
  • Movimientos populares