Course Summary:

Spanish at OSFC will allow you to develop the four basic language skills of listening, reading speaking and writing as well as enabling you to achieve the necessary exam techniques and grammatical skills to succeed. You’ll be taught by tutors with a passion for their language. You’ll learn how to express your opinions in a range of topics; from advertising, sport, relationships, television and film. If you appreciate music, film, arts and culture then you will love the chance to consider cultural topics in the second year. Alongside the work in the classroom there will be a chance to visit Spain as part of a popular exchange programme.

Higher Education Destinations:

  • The University of Birmingham – Modern Languages
  • The University of Sunderland – Modern Foreign Languages (Spanish) and Photography
  • Oxford University – Spanish and Beginner’s Russian
  • The University of Leeds – History and Spanish
  • The University of Chester – Law and Spanish

Career destinations:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Language Teacher
  • Business
  • Linguist

Entry Requirements:

You will need at least a grade 6 in Spanish at GCSE level.

Assessment Method:

70% listening, reading and writing; 30% speaking. The examination consists of three papers. Assessment is 100% examination-based.

Student Case Studies:

Sarah Hanvey

Sarah Hanvey

“I find studying Spanish really interesting. I particularly like it at OSFC because you learn at a great pace and the tutors are always willing to provide any extra tuition you need. The half-hour a week with the Spanish assistant really improves your speaking and writing skills and it helps a lot with grammar and pronunciation. Overall College has been even better than I expected – everyone is so friendly and it has a great atmosphere.”

Sarah is hoping to study either Graphic Design or Spanish at university when she finishes College.