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German A Level at Devonport High School for Girls

Course description

This course aims to give candidates an excellent grounding in all aspects of the German language with the opportunity to develop ability and confidence in the four skill areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. Furthermore, the specification aims to stimulate greater cultural awareness of Germany and German speaking countries.

Course content

What is assessed:  Aspects of German-speaking society.  Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

AS Level
Paper 1 
Listening, reading and writing
Written exam: 1 hr 45 mins                  
90 marks – 45% of AS

Paper 2
Writing (one literary text or film from set list)
Written Exam: 1hr 30 mins                    
50 marks – 25% of AS

Paper 3
Oral exam: 12–14 minutes                       
60 marks 30% of AS

What is assessed: Aspects of German-speaking society, Artistic culture in the German speaking world.

Multiculturalism and aspects of political life in the German-speaking society

A2 Level

Paper 1
Listening, reading and writing
Written exam: 2 hrs 30 mins     
100 marks - 50% of A-level

Paper 2
Writing (one literary text and one film or two texts from set list)
Written Exam: 2hrs                                    
80 marks – 20% of A2

Paper 3
Speaking (including individual research project)
Oral exam: 21-23 minutes (+5mins preparation time)                                                           60 marks 30% of A2

Future opportunities

The AQA syllabus is an excellent preparation for students intending to study German at University, or as a valuable addition to science based A Levels and degree courses. German is also particularly valuable in a wide variety of career areas, including Law, Accountancy, Business, Media and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Devonport High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 12 May 2017

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