Spanish Exams

Plurilingua Language Centre prepares students for the Cervantes Institute diplomas as well as the Edexcel A Level qualification. The Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language (DELE) are official qualifications, which prove your level of proficiency in the Spanish language and which are awarded by the Cervantes Institute on behalf of de Spanish Ministry of Education. They are linked to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, learning and teaching assessment, published by the European council.

Level A1: Students learn to apply everyday expressions of frequent use in any Spanish speaking country, aiming to satisfy immediate needs. They are able to hold brief conversations and write short texts.

Level A2: The candidate is able to understand and to use everyday expressions related to areas of experience that are especially relevant to him/her (personal information, shopping, occupation, etc.).

Level B1 (Inicial) : It accredits the sufficient linguistic competence of understanding and reacting adequately before the most usual aspects of daily life and the transmission of desires and need in a basic form.

Level B2 (Intermedio): Students will be able to give detailed information about general subjects of daily life, take part in variety of conversations or discussions expressing themselves fluently as well as write long texts.

Level C1: In this level, students have achieved the competence of expressing themselves with clarity and without limiting their speech, using a wide range of vocabulary, including idioms and colloquial Spanish.

Level C2: 
Students will be able to express themselves fluently in any conversation, discussion or writing, making an advanced and precise use of the language, as well as have knowledge of the cultural habits of the Spanish speaking world.


Edexcel is the UK's largest awarding body offering academic and vocational qualifications and testing in the UK and internationally. An A Level qualification consists of 2 parts: AS (Advanced Subsidiary) and A2. A-Levels are also referred to as GCE (General Certificate of Education). The general pattern of the examination is the following:
 (AS) Unit 1 – Listening, Reading and writing: Comprehension, language manipulation and more extended writing
(AS) Unit 2 – Speaking 
(A2) Unit 3 – Advanced Listening and Reading comprehension + writing. This can involve a sociological or regional study, study of a work of literature, film or literary theme, historical study
(A2) Unit 4 – Advanced Speaking