German

A Level

REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE

  • German is always in great demand in the business world, government, diplomacy and industry.
  • Varied activities in lessons including group work as well as use of mobile technology such as phone apps and online software.
  • Each week you will have an individual oral lesson with our German assistant.
  • We provide a vibrant linguistic experience in a welcoming and reassuring environment.

 

WHAT YOU WILL STUDY

Year 1 (AS) – Family, the digital world; youth culture- fashion; music, TV; festivals and traditions; art and architecture; the cultural life of Berlin; cultural topic 1: a film – ‘Good Bye, Lenin!’

Year 2 (A-Level) – Immigration; integration; racism; Germany and the EU; young people and politics; the re-unification of Germany and its consequences; cultural topic 2: a literary text – ‘Der Vorleser’.

 

HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED

Year 1 (AS) – one listening and reading comprehension exam; one essay exam; one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher)

Year 2 (A-Level) – a listening and reading comprehension paper; one essay exam and one speaking exam (assessed by your teacher)

 

PROGRESSION

Many of our students go on to study German as a major or minor part of their higher education course.  There has been an explosion in recent years in the number of university courses where languages are combined with other subjects, such as business and management, marketing, accountancy, law, engineering, sciences, IT, arts and music. The ability to use languages has been highly prized by employers. Modern languages graduates have the edge because of their transferable skills and ability to communicate in a highly competitive global business market.

 

What our students say..