German A Level at Wallington High School for Girls
Studying a modern language is extremely well-respected in higher education as well as by employers. The course not only allows you to further your linguistic knowledge, but also foster the ability to express yourself in a clear, logical and well-reasoned way on a wide variety of topics at an academic level. Languages combine well with almost any other range of subjects. German is the most widely spoken language in Europe, and Germany is the UK’s biggest trading partner.
Aspects of German-speaking society; current trends
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
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world
Germany and the European Union
politics and youth
German reunification and its consequences
students study 1 book and 1 film
Individual Research Topic
students conduct individual research on a subject of personal interest, relating to Germany (for oral only)
students study the grammatical system and structure of German
An A grade in GCSE German.
Listening, reading, translation and writing assessment – 2 hrs 30 minutes – 40% of A Level
Writing assessment on the book and film studied – 2 hrs – 30% of A Level
Speaking Assessment – approximately 20 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time) – 30% of A Level
Studying German will provide you with the opportunity to develop your interpersonal, reasoning, communication and presentation skills. Students of German are often praised and appreciated by both universities and employers for their highly developed communication skills. Employers relish the opportunity to take on linguists and there is currently a gap in the workplace for speakers of other languages.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington High School for Girls directly.