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German AS/A2 Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Millfield School

Course description

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!

Course content


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

tutor from:

• A region/community.

• A period of twentieth century history.

• A novelist/dramatist/poet.

• A director/architect/musician/painter.


Entry requirements

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

same weighting.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 15 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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      From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8 and join the A303 westwards and then the B3151 for Millfield

      ATTENTION: Please ensure that you understand that course fees will be payable before submitting your application.