Course Type: GCE Advanced Level

Department: Languages

Why Should I Study This Course?

After Brexit, Britain's monolingualism will hold back the economy. It is therefore more important than ever to study a foreign language. If you study German you're very employable. Your knowledge of another language will be highly valued by employers and so too will your cultural knowledge and general communication skills. Language skills are in high demand in many different career sectors, especially if you work for a business which operates internationally.

What Would I Study?

A Level German includes a full grammar course, the film 'Goodbye Lenin', the novel 'Ich f'hl mich so fifty-fifty' by Karin K'nig
In addition the following topics are covered through listening, speaking, reading and writing:
- Social development in Germany (Environment, Education, World of work)
- Political and artistic culture in German speaking areas (Music, Media, Festivals and Culture)
- Immigration and the German multicultural society
- The Reunification of Germany

How and When is it Assessed?

There will be three examinations which will assess your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.
- Paper 1 - Listening, reading and translation into English
- Paper 2 - Written responses to film and novel, translation into German
- Paper 3 - Speaking exam
All examinations will take place at the end of Year 13.

Where Can This Course Take me?

Interpreter/translator, International Development Worker, Diplomatic service, Broadcast Journalist, Gaming industry, Flight attendant, Business analyst, Photographer, Fashion buyer, Careers in business, logistics, finance, Marketing, advertising and PR, Manufacturing, Medical technology, Law, and Teaching