German AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School
German is the language of logic, music, philosophy
and business. Its grammatical structure appeals to
those with a mathematical mind, those with a
strong sense of order. Many pupils in the past have
successfully combined German with Mathematics,
Physics, Music and Philosophy but there is also
another great advantage in choosing German.
Germany lies at the heart of Europe and is the
ﬁnancial powerhouse of the European Union. It is a
major player in world-wide business and knowledge
of its language will give any job applicant the edge!
Virtually all the key grammar needed to speak the
language ﬂuently is covered in the AS course.
The topics are: Media – TV, advertising,
communication technology; Popular culture –
cinema, music, fashion, trends; Healthy living and
lifestyle – exercise, health and well-being and
holidays; Family relationships – relationships within
the family, friendships, partnerships/marriages.
The grammar covered at AS is reinforced so that
accuracy and manipulation of the language
The topics are: Environment – pollution, energy
and protecting the planet; Multi-cultural society –
immigration, racism and integration; Contemporary
social issues – wealth and poverty, law and order and
the impact of scientiﬁc and technological advance.
In addition, pupils at A2 will study a cultural topic
based on a target language country, chosen by the
• A region/community.
• A period of twentieth century history.
• A novelist/dramatist/poet.
• A director/architect/musician/painter.
It is essential that pupils have at least a grade B at
GCSE and a grade A or above is desirable. If a pupil
has followed a coursework-based GCSE, they are
invited to discuss the matter with the Head of
Assessment is by terminal exam with two units at
AS and two at A2 level. At both levels, there is a
combined listening, reading and writing paper and a
separate speaking exam. For AS, the speaking exam
accounts for 30% of the overall mark, while the
combined paper accounts for 70%. For A2, the two
AS marks are taken into account but are worth 15
and 35% respectively and the two A2 units have the
If you were to choose to study German at university
either as a single subject or combined with Law,
Business, Finance, History, Philosophy, Music, (the list
of possibilities is almost endless), then the privilege
of spending your third year in Germany either
studying or working can’t be rivalled for what it will
bring in self-conﬁdence, maturity and transferable
skills quite apart from being a unique opportunity
to experience the country.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Millfield School directly.