A Level in Spanish

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Marple College


Marple College

Further Details


College 16-18


A Levels

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 1987.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

A Level Spanish is a fascinating and varied subject that provides students with a broad and incredibly important range of knowledge and skills. In a world in which global relationships are often a necessity for businesses and organizations to thrive, having an additional language is extremely useful for a wide range of future careers.

The course develops your ability to communicate in the language and extends your knowledge of Spanish traditions, literature, cinema and history. There are plenty of chances to improve your authentic Spanish, as you will have small group conversation sessions each week with your teacher.

Much of the work involves discussion and debate on important issues of interest to students; you will also have the opportunity to watch and analyze some Spanish feature films.

Course Requirements


Standard A Level entry requirements: 5 x GCSE grade 5’s or above (must include Maths and English Language). However, certain subjects may have additional entry criteria, which can be found below:

Additional Entry Requirements:
A Level Spanish will require grade 6 in GCSE Spanish

What you will Learn

The subject complements a whole variety of other subjects. Indeed, many of our students’ progress onto Higher Education and take Spanish combined with subjects as diverse as Chemistry, Computer Science, Law or Marketing.

Studying Spanish also opens a wide range of career opportunities both in the UK and abroad.
Benifits of the course include:
– Teacher who is a native Spanish speaker
– Range of enrichment opportunities including a trip to Spain
– excellent and varied career opportunities
– Develops a wide range of life-long skills
– Wide range of materials (DVDs, magazines, books and VLE) available for independent study


You will take three exams after two years.

Component 1 or speaking (weighting 30%),
Component 2 which includes Listening, Reading and Translation (weighting 50%) and
Component 3 or writing (weighting 20%)


You could follow a language degree course at university, or any degree course and continuing language studies as subsidiary.

Alternatively, students find immediate employment in the target-language country or make a job application in the future with the skill of speaking two or more languages.

Career Options

– Translating and interpreting
– Business
– Diplomatic service
– Export marketing
– Civil service
– Banking
– Education

Mandatory Units

Component 1: Speaking
Component 2: Listening, Reading and Translation
Component 3: Critical and analytical response in writing

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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