Spanish AS Level

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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.



Entry requirements

A GCSE or equivalent in Spanish is recommended for this course.


This course follows specification 7691 from the awarding organisation AQA. Full details of the specifications can be obtained from AQA's website.

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

Three exams:

Non-exam assessment (NEA):

  • None

NEC's tutor-marked assignments:

  • 1 introductory assignment
  • 5 assignments

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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.

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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
    ¿Héroes deportivos?
    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
Including area code and country code (if outside of UK)