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A-Level Spanish

Spanish is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages with over 400 million native speakers.  The study of A-level Spanish will broaden your horizons, you will learn more about Spanish-speaking cultures and develop your skills in the Spanish language.

Having qualification at A-level in Spanish will be of great benefit for anyone seeking work in Spain, work as a Spanish translator or, indeed, anyone hoping to study Spanish or other European languages in higher education. Students of A-level Travel and Tourism might consider also taking this A-level. Needless to say, of course, if you simply enjoy visiting Spain, then having the ability and confidence to read, write and speak well in Spanish – can only enhance your enjoyment of being in Spain.

This A-Level Spanish course has been written to the latest specifications and has been designed to give you the best possible chance of success.  You’ll have everything you need to succeed, starting with a clear induction and well-structured assignments to help you to develop the skills and knowledge you need to prepare for the exam.

You will benefit from:

  • Brand new course, written to the latest specification with dynamic and engaging content
  • Fast track is available on this course (work as quickly as you like)
  • Coursework administration and 5-day assignment marking is included
  • Access to a network of partnership exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
  • Pro-active personal tutors – we contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.
  • Exam pass guarantee (If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam)

Spanish is one of the world’s most widely spoken languages with hundreds of millions of native speakers in the Americas and Spain.  This make sit one of the most useful languages to learn and master.  
Exam Pass Guarantee

If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free

Guaranteed exam centre

Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)

Proactive tutors

We contact you, help you write a study plan and support you throughout.

Awarding body: AQA
Our course ref: A012
Qualification code: 7692

The AQA qualifications are internationally recognised and taught in 30 countries around the world, highly valued by employers and universities and enable young people to progress to the next stage of their lives. AQA qualifications suit a range of abilities and include GCSEs, IGCSEs and A-levels.

Study Hours

You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.

Course Duration

You will benefit from our personal tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. If you need longer, this, of course can be arranged.

Study Method

Our course is delivered via our online learning platform as this provides learners with a dynamic and engaging experience. Don’t worry, if you prefer, you can print the learning materials yourself. The learning resources are in a range of different media including videos, e-books, and online quizzes.

Assessment

You will be required to complete three standard written exams and one oral exam.

Official exams

  • 2 hours 30 minute, 50% of marks
  • 2 hour, 20% of marks
  • 21-23 minutes, 30% of marks (Oral Exam) including five minutes preparation.

The oral exam comes in two parts:

  • Part 1 – Discussion of one sub-theme from a choice of four.
    Part 2 – Presentation of the Individual Research Project. (2 minutes of presentation and 9-10 minutes of discussion of the findings of your research.)

Assignments

During your course, you will also be required complete the following:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 10 assignments

These do not contribute towards your final grade but provide you with an opportunity to submit work to your tutor for marking and feedback. This will help you to gauge your progress as you work through the course.

For modern languages, the oral exams are an essential part of the assessment. We can guarantee you a place to do these at our partnership exam centres in Coventry, Fareham, Gravesend and Oxford.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Spanish, issued by AQA. This syllabus has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to distance learning.  Your certificate is identical to that issued to students at any other school, college or university.

Additional Information
Difficulty
Level 3
Entry requirements
GCSE Spanish or equivalent is required for this course.
UCAS Points
56
Section 1
Los valores y el ciberespacio
  • Las familias de antes y de ahora: los hijos hablan
  • La religión católica y las fiestas
  • Y vivieron felices… ¿para siempre?
  • Las múltiples formas familiares
  • Las diferentes caras de Internet

Yes! You study the same curriculum, take the same examinations and get the same qualification. The only difference is that the course is specially designed to be studied from home in your own time.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course to help you get ready for your examinations. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Assignments are marked by your personal tutor within 5 days. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You will need to pay separately for your final examinations. Costs vary between test centres and please be aware that we can organise a local exam centre for you or you can choose your own.

Additional texts may need to be purchased to supplement your learning on the course.

We are able to offer places at partnership exam centres across the UK for our students, therefore, guaranteeing an exam venue. If you choose to find your own exam centre, you can, you will need to register with them as an external or private candidate. Fees vary across the country so we recommend enquiring prior to enrolment.

Yes. To sit your exams there will be an additional cost. The approximate cost of sitting an exam will be £375. Your personal tutor can disclose more details.
Yes. This course comes with a free e-book version of the following: AQA A level Spanish, JA García Sánchez, T Weston and M Thacker, Hodder Education 2016. Additional set texts and resources include: Volver, Pedro Almodóvar (film) Modern Languages Study Guides: (1) Volver: Film. (2) Study Guide for AS/A-level Spanish (Film and literature guides), JA García Sánchez and T Weston, Hodder Education 2017. (3) La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Federico García Lorca (play) (4) Modern Languages Study Guides: La casa de Bernarda Alba: Literature Study Guide for AS/A-level Spanish (Film and literature guides), S Bianchi and M Thacker, Hodder Education 2017.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

I use my tablet for learning and can dip in and out as required and inspired! 
Audrey Holt

I’m learning Spanish at a local college one evening a week. I have always loved the idea of being able to speak another language.   I’d learnt a little German whilst at school and knew I didn’t want to replicate that experience. I toyed with the idea of getting a tutor for a while, but decided my spoken was good it was just everything else that came with it.  One of my friends recommended Oxbridge and I had a look.  Decided it wasn’t for me.  I then went back and had another look and I put in a phone call.  All my queries were resolved, all my inhibitions ruled out and I now knew this was the right route for me. Oxbridge has been a great experience.  I have learned lots about Spanish dialect, construction of sentences, literature and the culture and I really believe this has helped and inspired my love of the language.  I use my tablet for learning and can dip in and out as required and inspired!

Supportive
Natasha

Tutors are supportive and understanding.

An added bonus
Susan

Even before enrolling on this course I was able to speak with a Spanish speaker, this also helped me and Dan, my course advisor, as to which level I should go for.   An added bonus – thank you!

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