North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020 North Independent Secondary School of the Year 2021


Why study Spanish?

Language is used in so many situations, whether at work, when travelling or just casually in day-to-day life. We live in a multilingual global society, where speaking a foreign language will give you a vital competitive edge.

Linguists are trained to think analytically, to pay attention to detail and to present ideas in a logical fashion, whether in formal presentations, group discussions or in writing.

Languages equip students with the confidence and skills to succeed in a wide range of situations.

What our students say

“Hispanic culture is vibrant and quite different to ours in northern Europe. This is what makes it so fascinating and attractive!”

“The teachers treat you more as an adult, giving you more freedom to set the learning agenda. Lessons are relaxed and really enjoyable.”

“There are loads of enrichment opportunities such as Tertulia, our intellectual group which meets after school once per half term. Sometimes an outside speaker comes in and other times it is led by a teacher or pupil. This can be great practice for university interviews!”

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in Spanish at GCSE.

Potential courses

  • Politics
  • International business
  • Law
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Latin
  • German
  • Italian
  • History
  • Geography
  • Medicine

Potential careers

  • Teacher
  • Civil service
  • Risk analyst
  • Linguist
  • Translator
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Journalist
  • Media
  • Public relations
  • Public administration

The A-level course

% of A-levelContent
Paper 140Listening, reading and writing
Paper 230Writing
Paper 330Speaking

Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.