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German at Queen Mary's Grammar School

Course description

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

What is assessed:
Aspects of German -speaking society* (family, the digital world, 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)
Multiculturalism in German -speaking society* (immigration, integration, racism)
Aspects of political life in German-speaking society* (Germany and the EU, politics
and youth, German reunification and its consequences)

How it is assessed:
Written examination: 2 hours 30 minutes
160 marks in total
40% of A-Level

Paper 2: Writing
What is assessed:
One text and one film or two texts from a list set in the specification
How it is assessed:
Written examination: 2 hours
90 marks in total
30% of A-Level

Paper 3: Speaking
What is assessed:
Individual research project
One of the four sub-themes (*)

How it is assessed:
Oral examination: 21-23 minutes (including 5 minutes’ preparation time)
60 marks in total
30% of A-Level

Entry requirements

You will need at least 7 B grades at GCSE* (including English and Maths). We normally expect at least a grade A (A* for Further Maths) in subjects which you wish to pursue at A level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016
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