Course Outline

The A-level specification builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. Students study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of German-speaking society. They will study highlights of German-speaking artistic culture, including art and architecture, and will learn how Germany’s political landscape was formed. Students will explore the influence of the past on present-day German-speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of German speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Skills Required

Sound grammatical knowledge, excellent communication skills and confidence.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE German at grade 6 or above.

Future Opportunities

A language qualification is advantageous, and often essential for many careers. These include law, journalism, engineering, travel and tourism, business, commerce and interpreting and translating. Employers are impressed by a language qualification; it sets you apart from the average candidate! The international fields of science and technology look favourably upon candidates who demonstrate a linguistic ability in addition to their other skills. Business links are facilitated when linguistic barriers are overcome.

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