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German A Level at The Billericay School

Course description

If you are interested in a career in which you may need to use a language, then a qualification at 'A' level will be essential for further study. Aspects of German life and society studied include new technologies, health and fitness, family and friendship, environment, crime and politics.

Course content

A Level:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing
You will develop your understanding of written and spoken passages from a range of contexts and sources covering topics such as cinema, music, society’s current trends and issues and aspects of political life in the German-speaking world.

Paper 2: Writing
You will develop your written ability and your analytical skills in German, writing about a chosen book or a film.

Paper 3: Speaking
You will research and present on a topic you have chosen and follow this up by discussing it with the examiner. You will build up a wide range of vocabulary to enable you to express yourself proficiently in conversation on other contemporary themes and issues.

Entry requirements

B grade in the relevant GCSE in language.


This course is one of the new linear A levels . All examinations will take place at the end
of the course. The AS qualification is completely separate.

Future opportunities

Sixth form students have gone on to work for German firms and to study German at university, often in combination with other subjects such as business studies, economics and law. It is widely recognised that such combinations offer excellent
career prospects within an expanding Europe.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Billericay School directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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    • The size of our Sixth Form gives us greater resources than smaller institutions and this means we are more able to offer a wider range of subject and course combinations at A level & BTEC level 3.

      • A highly qualified and experienced staff that have a proven track record of working successfully at A level.
      • Excellent study facilities and subject resources (including state of the art media and music facilities).
      • Personalised care and support through a personal tutor and the Sixth Form pastoral team, supporting and monitoring your progress and acting as a contact point with home.
      • An exceptional curriculum enrichment programme.
      • Access to the school’s sport and gym facilities.
      • Outstanding guidance and support for university, employment or training.