A variety of set texts and films, rich in cultural references will help you progress to the next level in learning Spanish, one of the world’s most widely spoken languages with over 400 million native speakers.
Would you prefer to pay for your course by instalments? Please see the ‘How to enrol’ section below for details of our low cost, interest free finance available.
This course is one of our new Gold Star AS levels. Find out more about them here.
A GCSE or equivalent in Spanish is recommended for this course.
Hours of study
It's really up to you but, as a guide, an AS level course takes about 120-150 hours plus extra time for assignment work you submit to your tutor. You will have tutor support for a period of up to 24 months from the date of enrolment. Some students allow 18-24 months to complete an AS level, but others complete the course within a year.
Exams and assessment
- 1 hour 45 minutes, 45% of marks
- 1 hour 30 minutes, 25% of marks
One oral exam, 30% of marks:
The oral exam is 12 to 14 minutes. Please refer to this page for more detailed information about how to take your oral exam through NEC.
Non-exam assessment (NEA):
NEC's tutor-marked assignments:
- 1 introductory assignment
Active e-book versions of this text will be included free with your course:
AQA A level Spanish, JA García Sánchez, T Weston and M Thacker, Hodder Education 2016
- Volver, Pedro Almodóvar (film)
Modern Languages Study Guides: Volver: Film Study Guide for AS/A-level Spanish (Film and literature guides), JA García Sánchez and T Weston, Hodder Education 2017
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How to enrol
How to enrol
There are several ways to enrol with NEC:
- Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above
- Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team
- Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.
How can you pay?
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
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Section 1 - Los valores y el ciberespacio
Las familias de antes y de ahora: los hijos hablan
La religión católica y las fiestas
Y vivieron felices... ¿para siempre?
Las múltiples formas familiares
Las diferentes caras de Internet
Section 2 - El ciberespacio y los derechos
¿Han cambiado las nuevas tecnologías nuestra vida a mejor o a peor?
Los teléfonos... ¿inteligentes?
La lucha por la igualdad de las mujeres
La mujer contemporánea: hablan ellas
Los derechos del colectivo LGBT
Mejorando la situación de la mujer: ¿un trabajo aún inacabado?
Section 3 - Ídolos y identidad
Los jóvenes bajo la influencia de los ídolos musicales
La nueva cultura de la fama
La Semana Santa en España
La tauromaquia, sus diversas formas y la polémica
Section 4 - Identidad y patrimonio
Un viaje gastronómico por España
¡En España se habla más de una lengua!
Perú: incas, conquistas y maravillas para la historia
Unas pinceladas de arte mexicano
La arquitectura árabe en Andalucía y sus vestigios
El patrimonio musical y su diversidad en el mundo hispano
Section 5 - Literature and film 1
- This section will focus on the set text or film for AS Spanish