Humanities and Social Sciences
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.

You will develop integrated skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, using a variety of authentic materials, texts and films. In year one, you will study two themes such as, social issues and trends: family issues, the Spanish working environment and the impact of tourism. As well as political and artistic culture in the Spanish speaking world: music, media and traditions. In year two you will learn about immigration and the Spanish multicultural society including politics: from dictatorship to democracy.

This course combines well with humanities subjects such as English Literature and Language, history and sociology.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and Maths with at least grade B in a Modern Foreign Language. All applicants will be interviewed.

Assessment Method

A mixture of speaking, listening, reading and writing exams at the end of both years. Your final grade will solely be calculated from the results in your final papers. These papers are the following: Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation 40% Paper 2: Written response to works, grammar and translation 30% Paper 3 : Speaking 30%

Progression Opportunities

Where will this course take you?

Last year students studying Spanish achieved 100% success. Our students progress onto university to study Spanish or Spanish combined with linguistics, politics, international relations and economics The starting salary for a Spanish £22,000 to £28,000pa. Other professional employment opportunities are available in journalism, politics, international law, interpretation, translation, tourism management, media and the Civil Service.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated theory classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.


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