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German at Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School

Course description


Welsh Board

Outline of the Course

A Level

  • Unit 1 - Speaking - This unit comprises of 2 parts. The first part is a discussion on a topic chosen by the student. The second part is based on a stimulus card on one of the themes covered at A level and ensuing discussion.
  • Unit 2 - Listening, reading and translation - Students will be asked to transfer meaning from a number of audio texts and reading texts through multi choice questions, gap filling and question and answer type responses.
  • Unit 3 - Critical and analytical response in writing - Students will be asked to write two essays based on a text and / or a film which has been studied in class.
  • Topics covered at A Level include : travel and exploration, diversity and difference, contemporary youth culture and for German – The making of modern Germany 1989 onwards
  • Texts and films – Ich fuhle mich so fifty fifty (novel) adn Goodbye Lenin (film)

Entry requirements

Entry criteria:

Guarantees a place on the course: 7 in German

May be accepted on the course: N/A


Type of Assessment

Examination: Oral assessment - discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card


21-23 minues



Type of Assessment

Examination: Listening, reading and translation from target language to English and English to target language.


2 hours 30 minutes



Type of Assessment

Examination: Writing assessment - based on texts or film


2 hours








Financial information

You will be asked to purchase an advanced level vocabulary guide at an approximate cost of £8, and you will have the opportunity to buy a magazine and cd with extra listening and reading material that you will find useful for revision and supporting examination and class work. These latter materials cost around £10, are not compulsory, but are recommended for independent learning.

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level course or equivalent to prepare for higher education in German, other languages or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to German or European Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your German to study or work over in Germany.The course will also help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

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: 13 June 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year