Spanish is currently offered as an ab initio two year GCSE course for students in Year 10 and most students in this group will be dual linguists. A level Spanish is also available and students at both A level and GCSE level have enjoyed considerable success, with students going on to study languages at university. From September 2016 the exam board used will be AQA for both GCSE and A level.
Exciting changes to the curriculum which will take effect in September 2016 include Spanish being offered for the first time to students in Year 9, which will give them the chance to learn the basics before opting for the GCSE course, if they wish, in Year 10. Most students will study two languages in Year 9 and Spanish has proved to be a very popular choice. There is one full-time specialist teacher of Spanish, with one other teacher who can also offer some Spanish.