German A-Level Course


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Introduction to German


QUALIFICATION: AQA – AS & A-LEVEL IN GERMAN

German is widely spoken worldwide. A-Level German will allow you to develop your language skills to a high level and to deepen your understanding of the society and culture of Germany. Speaking more than one language at this level is a commendable skill which will increase your marketability. Some Universities and Employers prefer candidates who speak one or more foreign languages as the global economy depends on communication.


Teaching & Assessment


Year 12
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 45 minutes
80 marks, 40% of AS
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 1 hour 15 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 12–14 minutes
60 marks, 30% of AS

Year 13
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing:
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
160 marks in total, 40% of A-Level
Paper 2: Writing
Assessed - Written exam: 2 hours
90 marks in total, 30% of A-Level
Paper 3: Speaking
Assessed - Oral exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time)
60 marks in total, 30% of A-Level


Vocational Progression


A university degree in German or a related subject.
Many good jobs await including: Banking; Media;
IT/Telecommunications; Sales and Marketing; Tourism; Publishing; Journalism; Various EU Organisations; Government Services; Business and Engineering.


Course Structure


Year 12


Social Issues and Trends
Aspects of German-Speaking Society:
• The Changing State of the Family.
• The Digital World.
• Youth Culture: Fashion and Trends, Music, Television.
Artistic Culture in the German-Speaking World:
• Festivals and Traditions.
• Art and Architecture.
• Cultural Life in Berlin, Past and Present.


Year 13


Social Issues and Trends
Multiculturalism in German-Speaking Society:
• Immigration.
• Integration .
• Racism.
Aspects of Political Life in the German-Speaking World:
• German and the European Union.
• Politics and Youth.
• German Re-unification and its Consequences.