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German A Level AQA at Sir Roger Manwood's School

Course description


5 reasons why you may want to learn German for your future career

1. Germany is the world’s largest exporter.
2. German is the most commonly spoken language in the EU.
3. 18% of the world’s books are published in German.
4. In many regions, Germans account for the largest percentage of tourists.
5. Germany is home to numerous international corporations.

The Course:

By studying German, you will build on the knowledge you have already gained at GCSE, improving your skills in the 4 areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing. You will develop forms of language that you can use for personal, vocational and academic purposes. Additionally, you will acquire the following skills:
• The ability to organise facts and develop an argument
• The ability to understand contemporary issues and current affairs
• The ability to communicate effectively at a variety of levels
• The ability to undertake independent research, by investigating aspects of German life that interest you.


Course content

Course content:


Aspects of German speaking society

·         The changing state of the family

·         The digital world

·         Youth culture: fashion and trends, music and 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


Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

Festivals and traditions

·         Germany and European Union

·         Politics and youth

  • German unification

Entry requirements

To pursue this A-level course successfully, students should have a GCSE grade A/A*. However, individual cases would be considered on merit.

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.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

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: 23 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years