GERMAN

LEVEL: A LEVEL
EXAMINING BOARD:
TYPE OF STUDY: FULL-TIME, SIXTH FORM STUDY PROGRAMME
PASS RATE: RETURNING COURSE FOR 2019

The course is arranged around the study of compulsory topic areas which have been selected to stimulate your interest in modern German society and culture. Two broad themes are studied in the first year, so that you may find yourself discussing the dangers of the internet, its impact on society and the use of mobile technology by young people, all under the banner of the digital world and youth culture. This is complemented by the study of artistic culture in the German-speaking world, such as festivals and traditions and German cinema.

In the second year the format is similar in that a further two areas are studied in depth. These are: multicultural society and aspects of Germany’s recent history, such as reunification. New to the second year is the cultural dimension which requires an in-depth study of a book and a film.

“I like the enthusiasm that the teachers show. There is lots of help via Moodle and things are explained thoroughly in class.”

German A Level Student

Standard college entry requirements are five GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English. GCSE German should also be passed at grade 5 or higher or you should be a competent native speaker.

Do you have any specialised resources?

The department and Learning Centre are well stocked with specialised resources, DVDs, books and magazines plus satellite television and a digital language lab, all of which you are expected to use to help you succeed in learning German.

What Enrichment opportunities are there?

Join the study visit to Germany or attend extra classes to prepare you for the EU Young Translators competition and the UK Linguistics Olympiad.