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If you are looking for a future using communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, team-work, organisational skills and independence, as well as excellent job prospects, then German is for you. Languages are a personal skill and as such are an enriching experience with plenty of added value. A qualification in A Level German is very highly regarded by all universities too.

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Sixth Form > Our Courses

German

If you are looking for a future using communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, team-work, organisational skills and independence, as well as excellent job prospects, then German is for you. Languages are a personal skill and as such are an enriching experience with plenty of added value. A qualification in A Level German is very highly regarded by all universities too.

Examination Board Eduqas

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Course Overview

If you are looking for a future using communication skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving, team-work, organisational skills and independence, as well as excellent job prospects, then German is for you. Languages are a personal skill and as such are an enriching experience with plenty of added value. A qualification in A Level German is very highly regarded by all universities too.

 

Areas of interest Social issues and trends Political, intellectual and artistic culture

Themes

Sub-themes

Being a young person in German-speaking society

1) Families and citizenship.

2) Youth trends and personal identity.

3) Education and employment opportunities.

Understanding the German-speaking world

1) Regional culture and heritage in Germany, German-speaking countries and communities.

2) Media, art, film and music in the German-speaking world

Themes

Sub-themes

Diversity and difference 

1) Migration and integration.

2) Cultural identity and marginalisation.

3) Cultural enrichment and celebrating difference.

4) Discrimination and diversity.

The making of modern Germany: 1989 onwards

1) Initial and subsequent process of reunification.

2) Social cohesion in present-day Germany.

3) The economic impact of a united Germany.

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form Entry Criteria: A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. If students do not have a grade 4+ in GSCE Maths they will be required to re-sit this qualification.

Special Entry Requirements:

  • GCSE German 6+

Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.

Assessment Information

Assessment Topic Area Duration Value
Component 1 Speaking21 - 23 Minutes60 Marks
Component 2Listening, Reading & Translation2 hours 30 minutes100 Marks
Component 3A study of 2 works:
One book and one film
Leading to 2 written essays.40 Marks

Progression Route

Language study contributes to a broad general education and gives you invaluable practical and transferable skills for the future. You may choose to specialise in German at university or combine your language with other subjects such as Engineering, History, Media and Journalism, Management and Business Studies, Teaching, Fashion Design, Travel and Hospitality Management, Accountancy, European Studies, or International or European Law or Medicine.

How do I prepare? 

1) Read the specification and know what is expected of you during the 2 year course:

  • Click on ‘Download’ underneath the ‘A Level German Specification’.
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  • There are also links below which give further information on the film (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and the novel (“Der Vorleser”) which you will be studying:

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2) Know your basic verbs and grammar rules:

  • Recap basic rules on how to conjugate verbs into the present, past and future tenses. You can use your grammar book or your revision guide from GCSE German to help you with this; alternatively, have a go at some of the grammar tasks online on SAM Learning, BBC Bitesize or S-cool.

 

3) Know some topic-based vocabulary:

  • Click on the links below to view the most common vocabulary, phrases and verbs from the first few A Level topics. Can you accurately remember some of the vocabulary?

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Course Leader of German

Miss Lascelles

Christina.lascelles@woodgreenacademy.co.uk

Wood Green Academy is an 11-19 over-subscribed National Support School specialising in Sport, Maths and Computing.

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