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German A level at Havering Sixth Form College

Course description

You will develop your German language skills to an advanced level whilst exploring the topics of family and relationships, healthy living and lifestyle, the media and popular culture. There is an emphasis on giving you the grammatical understanding and the vocabulary to express and justify your own opinions in the language and to move away from learning set phrases.

Course content

As the world gets smaller, Britain plays its part in the EU, holidaymakers travel the world and businesses become increasingly international, there has never been such an important time in our history to learn a foreign language. We aim to open your mind to the fascinating aspects of the language, life and times of Germany and its people.

You can expect to:

  • Read and understand texts
  • Write extended essays
  • Listen to and comprehend the spoken language
  • Understand the key social and cultural aspects of Germany
  • Express ideas and opinions about key modern issues in written form
  • Talk about important issues in German
  • Study two cultural topics in greater depth in the second year

Entry requirements

One grade B and four grade Cs at GCSE, C Grade English GCSE, B Grade GCSE German.


Exam Board - AQA

100% Exam

Future opportunities

Languages can be used these days in almost all areas of the working world; business, finance, teaching, translation, retail, civil service and international organisations. Many University courses can also be combined with a language to give you that extra edge to your qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years