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German A level at Highworth Grammar School

Course description

1. Development of German society
• Environment; Education; World of work
2. Political and artistic culture in the German speaking world
• Music; Media; Festivals and traditions
3. Immigration and the multi-cultural German society
• Integration and multiculturalism; Economic and social effects of immigration
4. German reunification
• Society before and after the reunification.
Alongside these themes, we will also be studying some works of German literature and film.

Entry requirements

To consider doing A Level German, you should really enjoy speaking the language. Since 30% of the examination is decided on your oral skills, you should feel confident in your ability to discuss a number of issues in German. You should also have grasped all of the grammar and tenses studied at GCSE, because there is much more at A Level. It is therefore suited to candidates who achieve at least a Grade 6 at GCSE.


Unit 1: Listening, reading and translation
• Short tasks testing receptive skills
• (1 hour 50 minutes) 40%
Unit 2: Writing
• Translation and essay writing skills, focusing on two works of German literature and/or film
• (2 hour 40 minutes) 30%
Unit 3: Speaking
• Responding to questions on the above themes and an independent research project on a topic relevant to a German speaking country
• (Approximately 20 minutes) 30%

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 January 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September