Why choose A-Level Spanish

Students will be expected to have met St Paul’s entry requirements of 2 Grade 5’s and 4 Grade 4’s. A minimum of grade 4 in English and Maths is essential for all courses. GCSE in Spanish is essential.

What is A level Spanish?

It is a subject in which the emphasis is placed on language work, where you will continue to build upon the skills already acquired at GCSE. The language is studied through the medium of audio materials, videos and written texts, covering a range of topics.


There are 4 modules for certification at A level:

  • Social issues and trends
  • Political and artistic culture
  • Grammar
  • Works: literary texts and films

We will study “El laberinto del Fauno”, a film by Guillermo del Toro and “La casa de Bernada Alba”, a play by Federico Garcia.

Assessment Board: AQA

Assessment at A-level

  • Paper 1: listening, reading and writing
  • Paper 2: writing
  • Paper 3: speaking

Spoken by 470 million people across 22 countries, Spanish is one of the fastest growing languages on the planet. This means learning Spanish will lead to many fulfilling travel experiences and possibly overseas job opportunities. You will work to develop all aspects of your Spanish including: pronunciation, accent, grammar, emphasis and clarity of expression.

Students can go onto university, studying languages by themselves or combined with other subjects, such as business, management, law, administration, ICT, engineering, international marketing and journalism. Some examples of careers include interpreters, translators, MFL teachers, international lawyers, risk analysts, broadcast journalists, diplomatic service workers, international marketing executives, international travel consultants and many more.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Pocceschi (mpocceshi@st-pauls.leicester.sch.uk)