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German A level at Chatham Grammar School for Girls

Course description

This course aims to develop students’ interest and enthusiasm for language, their ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken German and to foster an interest in the society and culture of German speaking countries. Listening, reading and writing skills are studied, as is the importance of evaluating and then presenting information and arguments. The most widely spoken language in Europe, German is useful in business, law, teaching and the travel industry and can be studied alone or in combination at university.

Course content

Aspects of German-speaking society

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world 

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world

Students will study a German film or book as part of the course. 

Listening, reading and responding, communication (orally and in writing), learning about German speaking countries, evaluating information and developing arguments, presenting points of view, transferring meaning from English into German and vice versa.


Entry requirements

All students must obtain five C grade passes at GCSE (a GNVQ qualification will also be considered).  In addition we expect students to have achieved a B grade at GCSE in German. 


Paper 1      Listening and reading

Paper 2     Writing

Paper 3     Speaking


Future opportunities

Tourism, teaching, international law, careers in business.  German can be studied in combination with just about any other subject at degree level e.g. Philosophy, Psychology, Law.

German can be a useful additional skill in any career as it is the most widely spoken language in Europe.

Furthermore, it is the language of the country with one of the strongest economies and a wealth of international links.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September