Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE and English Language at grade 4 or above. You should also have a grade 6 in Spanish.

What will I study?

Year One:

Aspects of Hispanic society:
Modern and traditional values
Equal rights
Artistic Culture in the Hispanic world:
Modern day idols
Spanish regional identity
Cultural heritage or cultural landscape
You will also study a Spanish language film in the first year.

Year Two:

You will build on the topics studied in Year One and study new topics.

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society:
Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world:
Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens
Monarchies, republics and dictatorships
Popular movements

You will also study a Spanish language film and literary work in the second year and topics such as social issues, the environment, socio-political aspects of Spain (as well as the cinema and literature of the Spanish-speaking world).

If possible, you should try to visit a Spanish-speaking country during your course.

Good course combinations

Students can combine Spanish successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to?

By following an advanced course in Spanish, you can develop your linguistic skills to a higher level and obtain a very useful qualification for higher education or future employment. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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