Why Study Spanish?

Spanish, the first language of 22 nations and 300 million people, is developing rapidly as a language of increasing importance here in Britain, not only because of the many links through tourism but also because of the development of Spain as a trading nation and improved relations with Spanish-speaking countries in South America.

Why Study Spanish at Worcester Sixth Form College?

  • Interactive lessons involving a wide range of activities in small groups.
  • Extensive use of Spanish in the lesson
  • A wide variety of topics including social and cultural aspects of contemporary Spanish and Latin American society, as well as Film and Literary Studies.
  • Weekly one-to-one or one-to-two oral lesson with a teacher
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities in the classroom
  • Various language learning software
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website
  • Trips to local universities for Languages days
  • Trips to the cinema or any other venue involving Spanish and Spanish culture, such as a local Colombian café
  • Extra-curricular activities such as cooking or watching films and documentaries in Spanish.
  • Work placements in Industry using Spanish
  • Linguistic Stay in a linguistic school in Màlaga, Spain

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study a Spanish degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study Spanish with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies, History, Politics or even Music and Sciences. Almost any combination is possible!

Fluency in a foreign language will open doors to top universities in the UK and will increase your employment opportunities in Britain, as well as in the Spanish-speaking world.

Alice Bristow - Spanish

Alice Bristow

Spanish - Tenbury High Ormiston Academy
After loving languages at GCSE, there was nothing I wanted to study more at A Level! The course content is very varied, including history and literature, along with studying the language itself and gaining valuable insight into the Spanish culture. Our lessons are really engaging, and the subject is hugely rewarding. We study a range of interesting topics including festivals and traditions, immigration and Franco’s dictatorship. Alongside Spanish, I study French and German which, although all very different, complement each other perfectly. Taking part in the Ambition Programme helped me with my university applications as well as developing my critical thinking skills. The College staff are incredibly supportive and are always on hand to help. I hope to go on to study languages at university which will aid me in my dream of living and working abroad.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
Spanish4GCSE Spanish at grade 5 or above.Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.Spanish Exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£350- £400 for 8 – 11 days). Voluntary linguistic stay at around £550-£600.

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