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Spanish


Spanish is spoken by 470 million people worldwide and it is growing in popularity all the time. If you enjoy being able to communicate in another language and if you are interested in the culture and society of the Spanish speaking world, then we have the course for you.

Year 1

Theme 1: The evolution of Spanish society
  • Changes in family structures
  • The world of work
  • The impact of tourism on Spain
Theme 2: The political and artistic cultures in Spanish-Speaking countries
  • Music
  • Media
  • Festivals and Traditions

Year 2

Theme 3: Immigration and Spanish multicultural society
  • The positive impact of immigration on Spanish Society
  • Challenges of immigration and integration in Spain
  • Public and social reaction towards immigration in Spain
Theme 4: The Franco years and the transition towards democracy
  • The Spanish Civil war (1936-1939)
  • The dictatorship of Franco
  • The transition from dictatorship to democracy
I have enjoyed learning not only about how to speak the language itself, but also about the various cultures and traditions that some within the Spanish-speaking world. The learning of these different cultures has been really interesting and has made me more open to travelling and enjoying new things.
Isabella Makin, ex Downlands Community School

Course Essentials

Courses Available
A Level
Entry Requirements

PLUS
Grade 6 in GCSE Spanish
Career Pathways
Greater fluency in the language can lead to further study at degree level or as part of a degree, and create exciting opportunities for employment in the future. Other modern languages can be studied at degree level if you prove your competence in any language at Advanced Level.
Transferable Skills
Effective communication; listening, organisational and social skills; sharper writing skills; improved use of English language; analysis; decision-making; problem solving; memory and multitasking skills.
Other Information
GCSE Spanish is also offered as part of the Adult Education programme, subject to recruitment.
Enquiries To
Stephanie Jurado: sjj@varndean.ac.uk