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German AS/A2 at Christ's College Guildford

Course description

German is the native language of a significant portion of the European population and therefore it is key to be equipped with the required skills to communicate confidently in the language.

This course will provide futher insight into another society, thereby expanding your cultural and linguistic horizons.  It will also provide a sound basis for further study and offer a significant increase in employment opportunities.

There will also be an opportunity to participate in an exchange to a Germanophone country during the study of the A level in German.

Course content

You will do 4 units over the 5 terms

AS units - both units must be taken

1 - Listening, Reading, Writing

2 - Speaking Test

A2 units - both units must be taken

3 - Listening, Reading, Writing

4 - Speaking Test

Entry requirements

As a potential student you will need to have achieved an  A*-B grade in GCSE German to be eligible to complete the A level.  You will also need to demonstrate a willingness to learn and the ability to consistently and successfully engage in independent study.

Future opportunities

Valuable transferrable skills which would be useful in foreign travel, further education and employment.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact our Sixth Form Centre on or call us on 01483 484511.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Christ's College Guildford directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2014
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
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