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German A Level at Heckmondwike Grammar School

Course description

For further information on all courses click here Subject Booklet

Course content

Course Content

Year 12

Theme 1 - Aspects of German-speaking society

The changing nature of family

The digital world

Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television

Theme 2 – Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

Festivals and traditions

Art and architecture

Cultural life in Berlin, past and present

Theme 3 – Multiculturalism in German-speaking society


Essay writing and research-based topic presentation

For Year 13 content and further details, see subject booklet as above.


Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements

Grade B in German GCSE.

Grade 6 in English Language



Paper 1 (50%)

Written Exam: 2h 30 min

Listening, reading, writing

Translation into English and the target language

Paper 2 (20%)

Written Exam: 2h

Essay and grammar

Questions on set text and film

Paper 3 (30%)

Spoken Exam: 21-23 minutes

Discussion of a sub-theme, based on a stimulus card

Presentation of an individual research project

For further details, see subject booklet as above.


Future opportunities

Career Opportunities


Opportunities in industry, commerce, banking, the EU, the Diplomatic Service, teaching, journalism, interpreting and translating, linguist, travel and tourism - Europe is the environment in which your career will be shaped - an A-level in German will give you a distinct advantage.

Further information

Special Features

To assist in the development of the spoken language we are fortunate to have the services of full-time native-speaking language assistants.  We also encourage students to get involved with language clubs and lesson support in the lower school.  During year 12 we encourage students to do a work experience placement in either Germany or a German-speaking country. Students are offered the opportunity to take part in the International Leaders programme.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heckmondwike Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 weeks

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