German A Level

Brief details:

The study of A-level German gives students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of the German language beyond GCSE. It enables students to communicate effectively, both in spoken and written form, on a variety of topics which are of interest to young people today. It enhances the cultural dimension of studying a language and increases students’ European and global awareness.

Preferred entry requirements:

Grade 5 or higher at GCSE German

Exam board: AQA

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: Aspects of German-speaking society; current trends e.g. fashion and music
  • Unit 2: Artistic culture in the German-speaking world e.g.festivals
  • Unit 3: Multiculturalism in German-speaking countries e.g. integration
  • Unit 4: Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world e.g. reunification        

Course assessment details:

This course is assessed entirely through final examinations.

Progression and career opportunities:

An A-level qualification in German provides a suitable foundation for the study of German at university. Increasingly German is combined with other subjects at University to provide an extra dimension to one’s studies, for example, in business and management. It can also lead to the study of other languages such as Russian, Chinese or Japanese. Organisations are often looking for candidates with additional skills and having a good knowledge of another language could be part of that skill set.