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German - A Level at Backwell School

Course description

The A level German course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. You will gain a range of transferable skills including communication, critical thinking, research skills and creativity. As well as developing your language skills, you will widen your knowledge and understanding of themes relating to the culture and societies where German is spoken. Examples include: The changing state of the family, immigration and integration, festivals and traditions, cultural life in Berlin, and Germany’s role in Europe. The most successful A level linguists have always shown a commitment to and an enjoyment of the subject which extends way beyond the classroom. We encourage you to read foreign language magazines, newspapers and books, participate in theatre and cinema visits, and attend lectures out of school. We also encourage you to arrange an exchange visit, a study trip or work experience in a German-speaking country.

Entry requirements

B grade in GCSE German.

Future opportunities

You could study German at degree level either alone or as part of a combined degree, and you will have developed the skills to learn new languages. A variety of career options is open to students of German, whether you choose to work at home or abroad, for example in business, engineering, scientific research, technology, the leisure industry or teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Backwell School directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September