Why study Spanish?

By taking Spanish at GCSE students don’t just learn the language, they get to find out about other people, countries and cultures. This makes it an interesting and varied subject. Learning a language helps memory, creativity, listening skills and self-confidence.

Many companies look for individuals who can speak more than one language, and this could increase future salary prospects by between 8-20%.

What will I learn?

During the GCSE course students will study three main themes. Each theme contains three or four topics.

  • Identity and culture, covering topics such as family, friends, marriage, technology, free-time activities, customs and festivals in Spanish-speaking countries/communities
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest, including home, town, neighbourhood and region, social issues, healthy living, global issues such as the environment, poverty and homelessness, travel and tourism
  • Study and employment, including topics on my studies, life at school/college, post-16 education, jobs, career choices and ambitions

How will I be assessed?

Examinations – writing, reading, speaking, listening

Future pathways and careers

  • You can continue studying Spanish at Hucknall Sixth Form Centre
  • Interpreters
  • Translation and teaching
  • Business, marketing and sales
  • Travel and tourism
  • Banking and finance


Mrs L Hill