The ability to communicate in another language will be a key factor for success in the career market of the 21st Century.
As a major European language, Spanish will give students a clear practical advantage in terms of job opportunities. The study of Spanish is no longer limited to the study of literary texts, but focuses on the need to achieve oral fluency and communicate effectively. A command of the language will open the way to career success in many areas of employment – industry, banking, international law and foreign accountancy, to name but a few.
Spanish combines well with other A Level subjects, including Sciences, Mathematics and the Arts. In addition to studying pure Spanish at university, there are many exciting degree courses that allow a combination of Spanish and other subjects such as Business or Law.
The course is modern and practical. Lessons will enable you to reach a good level of fluency and develop your capacity for critical thinking through the vibrant medium of Hispanic culture. You will engage intellectually with stimulating materials, including song, film and text, developing an appreciation of the language in its cultural and social context.
Students will have a weekly individual oral session with a Spanish Assistant and regular use of the Language Laboratory is a prominent feature of the course. There is the option to take part in a Sixth Form trip or complete work experience abroad. There are also regular theatre, cinema and museum trips.
Within the Languages Department there are numerous leadership opportunities available such as helping at Junior Culture Club and at Reigate Saint Mary’s School.
To achieve success in this subject students are likely to be good communicators who have an interest in language, other countries, their people and customs.