The ability to communicate in other languages is a great asset for work, study and leisure. Studying Spanish at Cadbury 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.

Specific requirements

  • A minimum of five GCSEs, two at grade 6 and three at grade 4.
  • GCSE English at grade 4.
  • A grade 7 in GCSE Spanish is preferred.
    • Please click here to see grades conversions in line with the new grading system.

What will I study?

Awarding Body:

  • AQA


  • Examination - 100%

Course Content:

Year 1: Language and vocabulary development covering the following topics:

  • Aspects of Hispanic society: • Modern and traditional values • The Cyberspace • Equal rights
  • Artistic culture in the Hispanic world • • Modern day idols • Spanish regional identity • Cultural heritage or cultural landscape
  • Literary text or film: one of these will be studied in Year 1.

Year 2: Language and vocabulary development covering the following topics:

  • Multiculturalism in Hispanic society • Immigration • Racism • Integration
  • Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world • Today's youth, tomorrow's citizens • Monarchies, republics and dictatorships • Popular movements
  • Literary texts and film: a film or second book will be studied in Year 2
  • Research Project: each student prepares a different project and will present this in the Speaking exam

The grammar content is vitally important in both years and will include nearly all the tenses that exist in Spanish as well as learning ways the Spanish say (and think) things. Grammar is taught and learned alongside each topic.

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“I studied Spanish with English Literature and Sociology at Cadbury College, achieving grades ABB. I am now studying a 4-year degree with placement abroad in Modern Languages at University College London.”

Zoe Gaffney