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German A Level at WQE

Course description

The syllabus builds on the skills developed at GCSE, but with much more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society.
Aspects of German-speaking society:
• The changing state of the family
• The digital world
• Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television
Artistic culture in the German-speaking world:
• Festivals and traditions
• Art and architecture
• Cultural life in Berlin, past and present
• Study of a German film
Multiculturalism in German-speaking society:
• Immigration
• Integration
• Racism
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world:
• Germany and the EU
• Politics and youth
• German reunification and its consequences
• Study of a German text

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course also normally requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and at least a grade 6 in GCSE German. A grade 5 in German may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Students who have lived in Germany but do not have a GCSE qualification should see the subject teacher during enrolment.


In common with all other new A-level specifications, the new German A-level is linear with all exams being taken at the end of the second year.
Paper 1 - (40% A-Level) - Listening, Reading & Writing (Summary & Translation into both languages included)
Paper 2 - (30% A -Level) – Writing (Film & Book)
Paper 3 - (30% A-Level) – Speaking (Stimulus Card & Individual Project)

Further information

For further information please visit our website or see our prospectus

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years