Course Overview

The ability to communicate in other languages is a great asset for work, study and leisure. Studying Spanish at Cadbury Sixth Form College will give you a profound understanding of the Spanish language. Not only will you know more about the mechanics of the language – like grammar and vocabulary – but also about how people live and use the language on a day-today basis.

A Level Spanish helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in Spanish and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where Spanish is spoken. It develops an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

This A Level course is particularly suitable for students who have studied GCSE Spanish or the AQA Certificate in Spanish and wish to study Spanish at a higher level

Course Outline

Components of Course
•     Social issues and trends
•     Artistic culture
•     Grammar
•     Works: Literary texts and films

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing
•    Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
•    90 marks
•    45% of AS

Paper 2: Writing
•    Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes
•    50 marks
•    25% of AS

Paper 1: Speaking
•    Oral exam: 12-14 minutes
•    60 marks
•    30% of AS

Exam Board

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including Maths and English,  with at least two at grade 6. Grade 7 in GCSE Spanish is preferred.


Cadbury Sixth Form College has always prepared its students for entry into employment and higher education, but we need to gear this commitment for work and life in the modern global economy. Our young people will have a number of careers, will most likely work for themselves or in small companies, and deal with people from around the world as a matter of routine. Most Cadbury students will go on field trips and visits, both in England and abroad. These are great opportunities for our young people to broaden their horizons and explore the world for themselves in another language. Our students increasingly leave Cadbury with the confidence and ability to make a great difference to the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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