German A Level at Lawnswood School
The study of a foreign language at A Level is multi-facetted: you will be learning the literature, history, culture and contemporary social issues of the countries in which German is spoken.
You will have a deeper cultural understanding of a foreign language which can be a great asset in industries such as export, trade, and international marketing. In these fields, workers need to build and maintain solid relationships with foreign partners, and cultural understanding can help workers anticipate foreign clients’ expectations. Indeed, a language qualification can help lead to work in education, translation, interpretation, tourism, trade, PR, communications, and management. Many government jobs require language skills, particularly in the sectors of immigration and diplomacy.
Graduates who leave education with a language qualification earn up to £3-5,000 more than their peers, and they leave education ready to walk confidently into an increasingly multi-national workforce.
There is no coursework at A level. There are 3 sub-topics to cover and this are related to French-speaking countries:
1. Social issues and trends
2. Artistic culture
Some example of the topics covered are: Media and Communication, Family and Relationships, Contemporary Social Issues, Holidays, The Environment, Immigration and a text or a literary text.
The full course content is available within the MFL department or on the AQA website.
5+ in GCSE English, 5+ in GCSE German
The final examination consists of three different papers:
- Speaking (30%)
- Listening, reading and translation (45%)
- Writing (25%)
There is also a research project related to German speaking countries.
Mid sized Dictionary approx £15.00, Grammar Book approx £10.00
A German A level can lead to a pure language degree including a year abroad, or can be combined with other subjects including business, law, media and international relations. Furthermore it is vital preparation for a growing list of careers that extends beyond the options of the typical association with translating, interpreting and teaching. In the modern day, knowledge of another language besides English can enhance any career opportunity.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.