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German A Level at Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

Course description

What does the course consist of?

· Study of evolving society in German speaking countries.

· Study of political and artistic culture in German speaking countries

· Study of a German language film

· Study trip to Berlin

· Study of migration and multicultural society in German speaking countries.

· Study of the reunification of Germany

· Study of a German language piece of literature

· Small group speaking lessons


Entry requirements

What entry requirements do I need?

Grade 6 German GCSE.

If a subject is oversubscribed preference will be given to those who have Grade 7.

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How is this course assessed?

The A Level consists of three exams.

Paper 1– Listening, reading and translation.

Paper 2 - Translation into German/film based essay/literature based essay

Paper 3 - Speaking: general conversation/presentation/discussion on presentation.





Future opportunities

What could this course lead me to?

More than 120 million people speak German as a first language. 

The German speaking block in Europe forms our largest non English speaking trading partner.  Germany itself is also the world’s largest export nation.  German is one of the most useful foreign languages to learn for business and also for those interested in culture and classical music.  In addition, Germany is the largest non English speaking investor in the UK and thousands of German, Austrian and Swiss owned companies operate in the UK.


Further information

What other subjects does this course work well with?

German combines well with French, Latin, English and History.  There are a wide variety of options open to students with this course and it can therefore be studied with many other subjects.  A number of past candidates have combined German very successfully with a Science.

Additional Information:

Students in Year 12 and 13 will have the opportunity to take part in a study visit to Berlin, the capital of the most important German speaking country.

Why should you study this subject?

“German is a very enjoyable & challenging subject that is very highly regarded by universities.  In addition it gives students a skill that will put them ahead in a very competitive job market.” (Curriculum Leader)

Why is this subject enjoyable to study?

“German lessons are so much fun and the Sixth Form trip to Berlin is something not to miss!”  (Sixth Form Student)






How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years