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German A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

German (AQA)

The A level German course focuses on language, culture and society.
It fosters a range of transferable skills including communication,
critical thinking, research skills and creativity, which are valuable to
the individual and society.

Students will study technological and social change, looking at
the multicultural nature of German speaking society. They will
study highlights of German-speaking artistic culture, including
art and architecture, and will learn how Germany's political
landscape was formed.
Students will explore the influence of the past on present-day
German-speaking communities.
A level Topics
Aspects of German-speaking society
• The changing state of the family
• The digital world
• Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, 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
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world
• Germany and the European Union
• Politics and youth
• German reunification and its consequences

The aim is to develop students' competence in all four skills Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and will be closely monitored and fully supported by two teachers.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in German.


Paper 1: Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes, 100 marks.
Paper 2: Written exam: 2 hours, 80 marks
Two books from the list of set texts or one book from the list of set
texts and one film.
Paper3: Speaking: Speaking test: 21-23 minutes (including 5
minutes' preparation time at the start of the test), 60 marks

Future opportunities

A huge variety. The only ones not available are those with very restrictive subject entry requirements.

Further information

A huge variety. Specialist linguist careers or others where there is an international element or communication is key. Linguists are amongst the most employable.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Dartford Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2017
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