Did you know there are twenty-one countries speaking Spanish as their official language with more than 400 million native speakers? Spanish is a language that has evolved from several dialects of Latin and is highly valued by employers within the global business market. Speaking a foreign language is a mark of distinction highly valued by colleges, universities, and employers alike, as well as a sought-after ability in many professions, such as teaching, law, sales, medicine, translation, and more!
On this A-Level Spanish course, you’ll build on the knowledge and language skills gained at GCSE, focusing on themes relating to culture and society. Through the study of authentic spoken and written sources, you’ll learn the Spanish language in the context of the social issues and trends which have shaped multicultural Hispanic communities. You’ll also explore the influence of the past on the present-day Hispanic art scene, political landscape, and Spanish identity. Additionally, you’ll have the chance to carry out independent research on the texts and films of your choice from Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) to literature by Gabriel García Márquez. Guided every step of the way with unlimited tutor support, you’ll develop the ability to write in grammatically correct Spanish, to listen and understand Spanish speech, and to creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in conversation.
Develop the ability to write in grammatically correct Spanish, to listen and understand Spanish speech, and to creatively express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in conversation!
If you don’t pass the first time, we’ll support you to the next exam for free
Access to our Country-wide network of exam centres (guaranteed exam venue)
Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.
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.
You should allow for between 250 and 300 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
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, quizzes, and interactive activities.
Once you enrol, you’ll have up to two years to study and take your exams, and your unlimited tutor support will continue throughout this time.
You can enrol now for examinations from Summer 2022.
Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. You’ll be required to complete three standard A-Level written exams and one speaking assessment.
We provide a guaranteed exam space in one of our exam centres around the UK, to take away the hassle of needing to find your own. Check where your closest exam centre is.
During your course, you’ll be required to complete various 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 monitor your progress and will be used to produce predicted grades if needed.
Upon successful completion of this home learning course, you will receive an A-Level in Spanish, issued by AQA.
This syllabus (7692) has been chosen specifically because it is the best suited to online learning and we believe it provides the best chance of success.
Difficulty - Level 3
Entry requirements - GCSE Spanish or equivalent is required for this course.
UCAS Points - 56
In unit one, you’ll examine Spain as a multicultural country, including the different languages and dialects that are spoken. You’ll take a look at economic, social, and cultural differences between the north and south of Spain, along with regional identity.
Moving on, you’ll discuss pre-Hispanic civilisations is Spain and South America, and how Spanish colonisation affected culture and identity. You’ll also learn to discuss world heritage sites in Spain, and other Spanish speaking countries.
In this unit, you’ll be looking at attitudes towards marriage, divorce, and families in Spanish culture. You’ll also examine sexism, homophobia, feminism, and LGBTQ+ groups.
Next, you’ll practise reading, writing, and speaking in the Spanish language, focusing on the topic of politics. You’ll look at the monarchy in Spain, dictatorships and corruption scandals in South America, along with other issues such as social protests and youth unemployment.
Here, you’ll look at the topic of immigration in Spanish speaking countries, along with its perceived benefits and problems.
Moving on, you’ll take a look at the role of the media in Spanish speaking countries. You’ll examine the social and cultural awakening that took place after the Franco dictatorship, along with more contemporary issues such as social media and streaming platforms.
Celebrations are a big part of national culture in Spanish speaking counties, so it’s vital that you’re able to discuss this topic confidently. In unit seven, you’ll take a look at festivities and food in Spain, Latin America, and South America.
In unit eight, you’ll work on expanding your vocabulary and grammar to discuss the current political landscape in the Spanish-speaking world, along with what the future might hold.
In this unit, you’ll recap all the topics you’ve studied, and get ready to sit your final exams.
We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.
Yes. there will be additional fees for your exams that are payable to the centre upon booking Your personal tutor can provide more details.
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 that will help you through the study and assessment process. 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. Additional texts may also 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.
That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).