A Level study covers a wide variety of topics, from current issues and politics in Germany, to German heritage, arts and society as a whole.
German A level builds on the language skills you acquired while studying for GCSE.
This course will help you become more fluent and more knowledgeable about current affairs and the culture of German-speaking countries. You will be taught using a range of resources including published multi-media materials, magazines and authentic, online resources. Your German will improve through regular focused teaching, supported by weekly tutorials with the German Language Assistant.
Future Opportunities: A Level German is a requirement for going on to take a degree in German. Being proficient in a second language gives a real boost to your career prospects. In an increasingly competitive job market, a qualification in a foreign language can make you stand out from the crowd. Specialist language occupations include working as a translator, interpreter or language teacher.
Competency in a second language opens up doors to the international STEM markets. A language A level can also set you apart when applying to study medicine at university.
In our increasingly globalised economy, we need a workforce that is not just technically skilled but one that has knowledge about the world. Many organisations do business or have offices in other countries so having a team that can easily communicate is invaluable. Specialist language occupations include working as a translator, interpreter or language teacher. However, with globalisation, a qualification in a language can also be advantageous in pursuing careers in areas you might not have thought of. These include tourism, entertainment, public relations and mass communication, international organisations, embassies, diplomatic service and publishing.
A minimum of five subjects at grade 4 (or above) including Maths at grade 4 (or above) and English Language at grade 5 (or above). Ideally you will have a grade 6 (or above) at GCSE level in German. You will need to be prepared to work hard and be brave enough to speak in German so that you can improve your spoken language.
We follow the AQA specification, which can be found at: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/languages/as-and-a-level/ german-7662