German A-Level *Fees payable* at Brentwood School
Pupils may opt for German at the start of the Second Form and will then continue with the subject until at the least the end of the Third Form. We use the very successful Lernpunkt Deutsch course and as well as gaining a practical grounding in the language, pupils have also taken a great interest in learning about the German way of life and its rich cultural background. The popular trip to the Rhineland reinforces and enhances what is learnt in the classroom.
The vast majority of those choosing German continue to GCSE, where we follow the Edexcel course. The emphasis here is on everyday communication in areas directly relevant to young people, such as media and music, school and work experience.
At Sixth Form, we offer an enviable range of courses. The Edexcel AS and A2 courses take students’ language skills to near fluency level by the end of the Upper Sixth and deal content-wise with important contemporary issues. The accompanying study of German literary texts and Berlin has proven extremely stimulating at A2. Literary analysis forms the core of the IB A1 course designed for native speakers of German, whereas non-native speakers may opt for Language B, which mirrors the skills developed at AS/A2 and has topics tailored towards students’ interests. Those with little experience of German may choose IB Ab Initio which will take them to a standard beyond GCSE. GCSE and Sixth Form students of German have benefited enormously from the Exchange with Schwabach and the Berlin Trip, which run annually.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brentwood School directly.