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German AS/A2 Level at Joyce Frankland Academy

Course description

AS candidates develop an understanding of the language in a variety of contexts and genres. They will learn to communicate confidently, clearly and effectively in the language for a range of purposes and they will use the language accurately to express facts and ideas, to present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing.

They will develop understanding of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries where the language is spoken.

At A2 the candidates will learn to use the German language in speech and in writing to present viewpoints, develop arguments, analyse and evaluate. They will study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the German-language countries or communities.

They will acquire knowledge, skills and understanding for practical use, further study and/or employment. They will take their place in a multilingual global society.

Students will be encouraged to visit Germany.

Entry requirements

At least grade B at GCSE German and minimum school entrance requirements.


AS is assessed by two external exams: firstly, an 8-10 minute spoken expression and response exam in German; secondly, an understanding and written response in German.

A2 is also assessed by two examinations. Firstly a longer (11-13 minute) understanding and spoken response exam in German. Secondly, a research, understanding and written response exam in German.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Joyce Frankland Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years