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GERMAN A Level 3 at Dover Grammar School for Girls

Course description

The course content comprises four themes: Social development in Germany, Artistic and political culture in German-speaking countries, Immigration and multicultural Germany and The reunification of Germany. Students will be expected to converse and write about those areas of interest as well as be able to understand reading and listening material taken from a wide range of resources, such as news items on the radio, TV, or the net, extracts from literature and articles from newspapers, magazines or blogs. They will be asked to translate and respond analytically to the study of two books or a book and a film.

Course content

The course comprises of three units:

1. Listening, Reading and Translation From German to English

2. Written response to works and Translation from English to German

3. Speaking

Entry requirements

  • The minimum requirement is three 6 and three others at a 5
  • At least a grade 4 or above in English and Mathematics
  • You will require a grade 6 or above in most subjects you wish to study at A Level
  • To study Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages or a Science subject you will require a 7 or above
  • To study Economics a grade 7 or above in Mathematics is required and a grade 6 or above in Business or a related subject
  • Students may be able to study a Science subject with a 6 but their 4th option choice must be STEM Access forming part of your Personal Enrichment Pathway
  • For Further Mathematics you will need an 8 or 9 and this will be your 4th A Level subject
  • Photography will also be offered as a 4th A Level option
  • Short courses count as half a GCSE
  • You will need a positive attitude in your chosen subjects and a respect for the school aims, objectives and ethos
  • Commitment to the expectations of the Sixth Form and your school community


In addition to the lessons with the subject specialist, students will have a compulsory lesson with the Language Assistant in small groups or on a one-to-one basis in order to increase their confidence in expressing themselves in the language and in widening their vocabulary.

Lessons are conducted in the most part in the target language. Students will follow the Edexcel course book. These will be supplemented by a wide variety of authentic source materials as well as TV, DVDs and the Internet.

Future opportunities

German is increasingly called for in the world of commerce and industry, for translating and interpreting and by the media and international organisations. Languages can often be combined with other disciplines at university. International careers can then be found in banking, law, accountancy, insurance, journalism and tourism, the name but a few.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 21 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years