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German: AS / A Level at Budmouth College

Course description

Develop your linguistic competence and knowledge of contemporary German culture and society through stimulating topics of genuine relevance to young adults, in a course that is highly valued by businesses and H.E. institutions.

The individual research project for the speaking exam at A level will allow you to explore a subject of particular personal interest relating to Germany or the German-speaking world.

Course content

AS Unit

3.1.1 – Aspects of German –speaking society –the changing state of the family; the digital world; youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television.

Unit 3.2.1 – Artistic culture in the German –speaking world; festivals and traditions; art and architecture; cultural life in Berlin, past and present.

Unit 3.3 – Grammar

Unit 3.4.1/2 – Literary text or film

A Level

Unit 3.1.2 – Multiculturalism in German-speaking society; Immigration; integration; racism

Unit 3.2.2 – Aspects of political life in the German –speaking world; Germany and the European Union; politics and youth; German reunification and its consequences

Unit 3.3 – Grammar

Unit 3.4.1/2 – Literary text or film

Unit 3.5 – Independent research project

TAUGHT THROUGH: Seminars; discussion; independent research; self/peer assessment; presentations; blogging; Twitter; documentaries.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in related subject GCSE.


AS (If taken): 100% exams

A Level: 100% exams

Future opportunities

What could you be?

Sociologist; Teacher; Criminal Justice System; Social Worker; Marketing; Business; Law; Social Care.

Recent student destinations:

Winchester - Creative Writing; Bath Spa - English Literature/Sociology; London Met - Education Studies; Aberystwyth - International Politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Budmouth College directly.

Last updated date: 07 November 2016

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