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German AS/A2 Level at Colchester Royal Grammar School

Course description

 We aim to develop the students' ability to use German for practical communication purposes, by giving them a firm grounding in German grammar and syntax and offering them plenty of opportunities to perfect their spoken and written language.

They will also gain an understanding of the culture and history of German-speaking countries. We have interactive whiteboards in all languages rooms, enabling us to bring varied media into the classroom and offer different teaching styles.

At A Level our students follow the OCR course, which at AS Level extends many of the topics covered at GCSE and at A Level introduces them to German current affairs issues such as the Environment and Immigration, as well as the history, politics and culture of German-speaking countries.

Sixth formers are encouraged to pass on their knowledge of German through the Mentoring Scheme, which supports younger learners within the school, and the Primary School Teaching option, which many of our students have greatly enjoyed

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Entry requirements



They take two examinations at the end of their AS year, an oral exam and a combined examination of their listening, reading and writing skills. The A Level component is examined in the same way.

Future opportunities

Many students taking A level German choose to continue their study of the language at university, either in combination with another language or with another subject, for example Business Studies, Economics, Law or Politics. Even without continuing beyond A Level, knowledge of German has proven invaluable to many former students.

As Germany is a major trading partner of Britain, knowledge of the language is a tremendous asset in business, science and technology

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years