Studying German at an advanced level undoubtedly increases your employment opportunities. We aim to develop an appreciation of Germany and its culture. Students will research information, take part in debates and explore their feelings about contemporary issues, all whilst building on their knowledge of German gained at GCSE.

There will be opportunities to experience the language outside of the classroom through a variety of initiatives and the development of links. We’ve aimed to make the German A Level compelling by basing the study topics around lifestyle and social topics that you’ll be interested in and it could give you a competitive edge in the labour market too!

All four skill areas are tested based on current trends in German society, artistic culture in the German-speaking world, and the study of a German film. The topics covered are: the changing state of the family, “the digital world”, Youth culture: fashion and trends, music and television, festivals and traditions, art and architecture, and Cultural life in Berlin. In Year 13, students study further topics within social and political spheres in the German-speaking world including reintegration and German reunification, as well as a literary text.

Only 1 in 10 careers with languages are in fields such as interpreting and teaching. Whether you are destined for a career in commerce, accountancy, the travel industry, medicine or engineering, a language should be considered an invaluable skill.


Grade 5.

Three exams at the end of Year 13 which test all four language skills.


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