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German

Entry Requirements:
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English, plus a grade B/6 in German. Fast track A Level in one year is available for native or near native speakers.

Why Should You Take This Course?
SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH? 185 million people worldwide do!
Do you have a clear idea of what to do next? Or undecided but want to get ahead in a career? German A Level is an excellent choice as it will greatly enhance your employability and career opportunities.
FACT: Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe and is the 3rd strongest economy in the world with global companies such as BMW, Siemens, Bosch and Adidas even today Berlin is fast becoming an international hub for innovative technological businesses. Knowledge of German not only improves your chances of effective communication but it fosters positive business relationships.
FACT: German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world and Germany is the 3rd largest contributor in the world to research and development.
FACT: German is one of the three official languages of the EU and is the most widely spoken native language in the EU. It is also an important second language in Central and Eastern Europe.

Course content
If you choose A Level German you will study a range challenging topics; enabling you to express yourself confidently and fluently in German and understand in depth German speaking culture. You will study technological and social change, the challenges of living in a multicultural society as well as aspects of German culture such as festivals, traditions, music, film and fashion. In your second year you will learn how Germany's political landscape has changed and discuss issues and influences that are still shaping its political landscape today. You will have the opportunity to study a German film, literary texts and carry out an independent research project of your choice to present in the speaking exam. Lessons are varied and interactive with lots of conversation practice and class debates. There will be grammar and translation exercises so you can accurately express your own ideas and opinions.

How will I be assessed?
100% exam. The exam board is AQA. You will sit three exams, consisting of two written papers and a speaking exam. All examinations take place at the end of the course.

Are there any special expenses?
A good bilingual dictionary and a self-study A Level grammar book to supplement your learning at home is advised. You could also purchase your own copies of the film and text studied at A Level

What could I do next?
German A Level is highly regarded by many Higher Education institutions and employers. It allows access to a wide range of degree courses and professions. Many students study German as a single subject degree or in combination with subjects such as European Studies, Business Studies, Marketing, Law, Politics and History. German graduates use their language skills in a wide range of specialisms. It will give you the edge if you want to be a Research Scientist, Lawyer, Diplomat, Media Consultant, Tech Entrepreneur or Financier.


How to apply for this course

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