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German at Teddington School

Course description

The ability to speak a foreign language is fast becoming an essential life skill as we play an increasing part in the European Union and travel further afield in our work, education and leisure. If you are interested in learning more about the language, culture, and history of the German speaking world and want to enhance your career opportunities, then A level German is for you.

Course content

At AS, the core content is: Social issues and trends: Familie im Wandel ; die digitale Welt ; Jugendkultur : Mode, Musik und Fernsehen; Artistic culture: Feste und Traditionen ; Kunst und Architektur; Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute; and the film Good-Bye, Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, 2003)

At A Level, the core content is: Social issues and trends: Familie im Wandel ; Die digitale Welt» ; Jugendkultur: Mode, Musik und Fernsehen; Einwanderung ; Integration; Rassismus;

Artistic culture: Feste und Traditionen; Kunst und Architektur; Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute ; Deutschland und die Europaïsche Union; Die Politik und die Jugend; Die Wiedervereinigung und ihre Folgen; Grammar; and the film Good-Bye, Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, 2003) and the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

Entry requirements

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At AS, an oral examination, Paper 3, (that involves a discussion based on two stimulus cards); Paper 1, a listening, reading and writing examination and Paper 2, a writing examination. At A2, an oral examination (including an individual research project); and Paper 1, listening, reading and writing and Paper 2, a writing examination.

Future opportunities

Progression Routes

A level German gives you lots of flexibility in respect of Higher Education course choices. Although many people study a degree in Languages or Linguistics, there are a wide range of courses where a language can be combined with other subjects such as Business, Law, Economics, Marketing and International Relations. These courses prepare students well for a wide range of diverse careers ranging from Translator to Accountant.

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: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: Two Years


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