Course overview

Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. With more than 400 million native speakers, spanning across 21 countries, making it one of the most commonly understood languages. Spain has a vibrant and exciting history which makes this language interesting to study.

What will I study?

You will learn an interesting spectrum of social, intellectual, historical and political cultural themes throughout the course across four defining themes and study both a film and piece of literature. You will be asked to undertake a research piece into an area of personal interest in Spanish to further develop your cultural awareness.

The first is being a young person in the Spain, where you look at family structures, friendships and relationships, the trends of the youth and the issues surrounding these and the educational and employment opportunities for the youth in Spain. The second theme looks at understanding the Spain speaking world, through the regional and cultural heritage, literature, art, music and film. The third theme is diversity and difference where you will cover migration and integration, cultural identity, discrimination and diversity. Finally, you will look into the history of Spain and delve into the political divisions which caused the Spanish civil war from the 1935 onwards.

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Student exchange programme to Spain
  • Become a language ambassador and teach Spanish to local primary school children
  • Learn other languages through our enrichment programme

What can it lead to?

Many students go on to study languages at university but the knowledge gained combines will to go onto study a range of courses and leads into many different career options. Being fluent in a second language is often highly respected in the business world.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in Spanish.

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Year 12 consultation evening (o-z) 5.30-8.30 5:30pm on 22nd January 2018

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