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A Level German at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

AS students will explore the following General Topic Areas:

·           Youth, Culture and Concern (Music and fashion, Technology, Relationships)

·           Lifestyle, health and fitness (sport and exercise, food and diet, health issues)

·           The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the German speaking world

(tourist information, travel and transport, weather – e.g. natural disasters)

·           Education and Employment (schooling and higher education, education policy and student  issues, the world of work – job opportunities and unemployment)

A2 students will explore the same General Topic Areas, plus the following:

·           Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions

·           National and international events: past, present and future

Literature and the arts

Course content



Spoken expression and response in German

Responding to set questions


30% of AS




Understanding and written response in German


Listening and understanding

Reading and understanding

Writing task

70% of AS




Understanding and Spoken response in German

Speaking on chosen issue, adopting a stance and justifying opinions; Discussion

35% of A2

17.5 %



Research, understanding and written response in German

Translation into German

German essay

Researched-based essay

65% of A2



Entry requirements

To be accepted on the course, students need to have obtained grade B in German or higher at GCSE level.

Future opportunities

With an AS and an A2 you can apply to university to study German, study German and take up a second language ab initio at university, combine German with another subject (e.g. Business) at university, communicate with people from other countries, work abroad, work for a company with international links, have more fun when travelling abroad, improve your UCAS application for any subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years