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German A Level at Orleans Park

Course description

A Level German enables students to become more fluent in German, by studying a wide range of interesting topics and contemporary issues. Students will develop their understanding of German grammar and German culture and be able to develop and express their opinions about contemporary social issues.

Course content

Subject content is based around two compulsory themes:

Social issues and trends

Political and artistic culture

Students must study two works (one film and one book)

Year 1

  • Artistic Culture in the German-speaking world
  • Aspects of German-speaking society: current trends
  • One film from the list set in the specification
  • Grammar
  • Translation

Year 2

  • Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
  • Artistic Culture in the German-speaking world
  • One book from the list set in the specification
  • Individual research project
  • Grammar
  • Translation

Entry requirements

GCSE German Grade 6 (from the Higher Tier)


This course is assessed at the end of the 2 years (linear exams).

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

Written exam, 2 hours 30 minutes - 100 marks in total, worth 50% of A Level


Paper 2: Writing

Written exam 2 hours - 80 marks in total, worth 20% of A Level


Paper 3: Speaking

Oral exam 21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time - 60 marks in total - worth 30% of A Level


Future opportunities

Languages open doors to a whole host of opportunities; be that in the job market, in sport, at work, on holiday or even in everyday life. With languages come greater opportunities for travel and work abroad. Languages are a lifelong skill. You will develop a wide variety of sought-after skills including excellent communication skills, problem solving skills, essay writing skills and listening skills. Languages give you the edge in the job market - you don’t have to be completely fluent to be an asset to any potential employer. Languages combine well with any A Level subject. Many students study a combination of Arts and Science subjects with Languages.

Further information

Applications to the Sixth Form for September 2018 open on Tuesday 3 October 2017 and close on Friday 12 January 2018. Please apply for 3 courses plus a reserve choice.

Entry Requirements for September 2018:

6 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 with at least 3 subjects at Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) including English and Mathematics at Grade 4 or higher. Some subjects have specific requirements (as shown on the individual subject page) and we strongly advise that students have at least a GCSE Grade 6 (or equivalent Grade B) in the subjects they will study at A Level.

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: 02 October 2017
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    • DIRECTIONS FROM A316 Leave the A316 at the St Margarets Roundabout. Join the A3004 (St Margarets Road). Pass St Margarets station on the right. Turn right onto Crown Road (A3004) Turn right onto Richmond Road (A305). Orleans Park is located on the left hand side. BY TRAIN Twickenham is served by trains from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Richmond, Ascot & Reading. BY BUS Services 33, 490, H22, R68 & R70 all stop outside the school on Richmond Road.