Why Should You Take This Course?
Language skills are most sort after by employers. 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.
If you choose A Level German you will study a range of stimulating and challenging topics which will enable you to express yourself confidently and fluently in German as well as deepening your understanding of 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 and traditions, music, film and fashion. In your second year you will learn how Germany's political landscape has changed and discuss the issues and influences that are still shaping its political landscape today. You will have the opportunity to study a German film and literary text as well as 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 as well as grammar and translation exercises which will allow you to accurately express your own ideas and opinions.
How will I be assessed?
100% exam. 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 would be a good idea. 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 a highly regarded qualification by many higher education institutions and employers. It allows access to a wide range of degree courses and professions. Many students continue with German either as a single subject degree or in combination with another subject such as European Studies, Business Studies, Marketing, Law, Politics, History, etc. German graduates use their language skills in a wide range of specialisms. So whether you want to be a research scientist, lawyer, diplomat, media consultant, tech entrepreneur or financier, knowledge of German will give you the edge!
If you wish to apply for 2020-2021 academic year, please complete the online application form.