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German at The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre

Course description

A Level German is structured as a linear course taught over two years, though there will be the option for students to sit a stand-alone AS qualification at the end of their first year.

All four skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing) will be assessed at each level.

Key aspects of the course include analysing newspaper articles, film and television, learning about culture as well as the language, developing writing skills and securing your knowledge of German grammar.

Course content

During the course you will cover interesting and current topics which have social issues and trends, politics and German culture as their focus.

You will build your knowledge of grammar throughout the course to support you in speaking and in writing more fluently and accurately.

There is a strong emphasis on self-expression, arguing viewpoints and writing coherent essays.

You will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on cultural issues, such as modern German film and contemporary and classical literature. In addition you will develop key skills in translation, debating and structuring an analytical essay.

Entry requirements

  • Grade B or above in GCSE German and an enthusiasm to learn more about the German language and culture.


Financial information

Students are advised to purchase Wort für Wort, a vocabulary book published by Hodder Education.

Future opportunities

Modern Foreign Languages such as German are useful in all areas of work and a wide range of careers can be accessed with A Level German.

Careers that frequently require this qualification include: Business, Teaching, Interpreting, Translation, Journalism, Media, Law, Public Relations, Advertising and Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Burgate School and Sixth Fom centre directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016

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