German A level

Arts, Media and Publishing

Arts, Media and Publishing
Arts, Media and Publishing
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



1. Development of German society
• Environment; Education; World of work
2. Political and artistic culture in the German speaking world
• Music; Media; Festivals and traditions
3. Immigration and the multi-cultural German society
• Integration and multiculturalism; Economic and social effects of immigration
4. German reunification
• Society before and after the reunification.
Alongside these themes, we will also be studying some works of German literature and film.

How will it be delivered?

Unit 1: Listening, reading and German-English translation (40%) 
• Short tasks testing receptive skills
• 1 hour 50 minutes

Unit 2: Writing (30%)
• English-German translation and essay writing skills, focusing on two works of German literature and/or film 
• 2 hours 40 minutes

Unit 3: Speaking (30%)
• Responding to questions on the above themes and an independent research project on a topic relevant to a German speaking country 
• Approximately 20 minutes

Entry requirements

To consider doing A Level German, you should really enjoy speaking the language. Since 30% of the examination is decided on your oral skills, you should feel confident in your ability to discuss a number of issues in German. You should also have grasped all of the grammar and tenses studied at GCSE, because there is much more at A Level. It is therefore suited to candidates who achieve at least a Grade 6 at GCSE.