Exam Board AQA
Qualification A Level




Grade 6 in Spanish



(Outline of


In year one of the course there are 3 compulsory topics:

Aspects of Hispanic society (modern and traditional values, cyberspace and equal


Artistic culture in the Hispanic world (modern day idols, Spanish regional identity, cultural heritage, or cultural landscape)


In year two of the course there are 4 compulsory topics:

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society (immigration, racism, and integration)

Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world (today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens, monarchies, republics and dictatorships and popular movements)

A study of a Spanish-speaking book and film

An individual research project linked to a Spanish-speaking country or culture


Assessment Unit 1: Listening and Reading

2 hours 30 minutes, and forms 50% of the total A-level marks  

Unit 2: Writing

2 hours, and forms 20% of the total A-level marks

Unit 3: Speaking

2123 minutes (including 5 minutes of preparation time), and forms 30% of the total A-level marks


Careers Guidance Spanish is a highly valued A-level and choosing it will increase your chances of gaining a place at a leading university. Languages combine well with any subject for further study. The range of combined degrees and further education courses involving a language is limitless – from Accountancy with Spanish to Theatre Studies. Many universities even offer funding for students to continue or extend their linguistic knowledge by travelling or working abroad during the holidays. Many universities also offer the opportunity to take an ERASMUS year whereby students can study their degree subject in another country and thereby develop and practise their language skills at the same time.

Recent graduate information has shown people with an A-Level in Spanish have progressed into employment with roles such as marketing executive, financial analyst, and underwriter.

Key Information 

Transition Work

The transition work for Spanish can be found below.

Students should attempt to complete one task weekly over the summer ahead of the start of the course.

Week 1

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Week 2

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Week 3

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Week 4

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Grammar Activities

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Practice Questions