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A Level German at Ashton Sixth Form College

Course description

The advanced German course builds upon the skills and knowledge you have developed in your GCSEs. You will develop your German language skills by looking at German-speaking countries and exploring their societies, cultures and current affairs. The course aims to develop a high level of competence in understanding, speaking and writing German and a deeper knowledge of the culture and civilisation of Germany.

The main difference between GCSE and advanced level work is the range and length of written work. To do well you will have to develop your skills to write accurately and know a lot about the structures of the language. This will also help you to become more confident orally.

Course content

Leisure and Lifestyles

In this unit we will discuss travel and tourism, hobbies, entertainment, sport, customs and traditions, healthy living, health and nutrition, diet and exercise and unhealthy living (drugs, alcohol and smoking).

The Individual and Society

This unit covers topics such as education, vocational training, future careers, gender issues, youth culture (values, peer groups, fashion and trends), relationships and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

Minimum 5 GCSE grades A*-C

Grade C — GCSE English Language

Grade B — GCSE German

Minimum GCSE score of 5.5 (unless native speaker)


100% Exam

Future opportunities

German students progress onto a wide variety of degrees and careers. Last year 90% of students moved on to Higher Education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ashton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2015
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