German A Level

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German A Level2019-03-12T14:08:19+00:00

Why choose German?

The ability to speak a language is a vital skill in today’s international world. As Germany is our biggest trading partner, there is a need for fluent speakers of the language to promote our industry abroad. You may also simply be interested to know more about Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to find out for yourself about their history, literature, art and films.

Resources & Facilities

  • Large computer room
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities
  • Various Language learning software
  • Data projectors in all rooms
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website

Teaching and Learning Styles

  • Extensive use of German in the lesson
  • A wide variety of subjects and aspects of contemporary society
  • Weekly oral lesson

Exchanges

Students are encouraged to take part in both exchanges to Berlin and
Munich which are offered during their two-year course.

Assessment

The A Level will be assessed by external exams, in reading, listening,
speaking and writing skills. Both the first and second year include options
in Cultural Studies.

James AustinNunnery Wood High SchoolGermanI chose to take German as it was one of my favourite subjects at high school and I love the cultural side to the nation. The methods used to teach the subject vary, preventing topics such as grammar becoming tedious, and regular, informal tests help to motivate you and show progression. I am studying it alongside Business Studies and English Literature, and while many of the skills learned are transferable, I find that German offers a welcome break from the imposing work-loads of the two courses due to a greater focus on speaking rather than essay writing.I am planning to study Business Management at university, but hope to continue studying German through modules at university.

James Austin

German - Nunnery Wood High School
I chose to take German as it was one of my favourite subjects at high school and I love the cultural side to the nation. The methods used to teach the subject vary, preventing topics such as grammar becoming tedious, and regular, informal tests help to motivate you and show progression. I am studying it alongside Business Studies and English Literature, and while many of the skills learned are transferable, I find that German offers a welcome break from the imposing work-loads of the two courses due to a greater focus on speaking rather than essay writing.I am planning to study Business Management at university, but hope to continue studying German through modules at university.

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study a German degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study German with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies, History, Politics or even Music and Sciences. Almost any combination is possible!

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Essential / Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
German4GCSE German at grade 5 or avoveGCSE English Language at grade 5 or above.Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.German Exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£290-£350 for 8-11 days).

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