German A Level
About the course
Learning a second language is a mix of logic, creativity and communication skills, and is highly prized by both employers and Universities. This course will build on what you learned in German GCSE (or equivalent), while also giving you a good grounding in German history, culture and society.
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- You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results
- In addition, you must have at least grade B in GCSE German. Individual cases will be considered if you have a bilingual background.
- Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
- IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
In the first year you will study a range of topics, including youth culture, health, environmental issues, education and employment. You will take a speaking exam and an exam in listening, reading and writing skills. In the second year you will develop your knowledge of language and culture by studying international events, ethical issues, literature and the arts. Assessment will include an oral exam plus essay writing and translation.
Assessment is by oral and aural testing, along with written and translation work. Successful completion of the first year gains you an AS Level in German. Successful completion of the second gains you an A Level in German.
A language at A Level is a highly regarded qualification and will support your application to many courses at university, including business, science management and tourism. It is also an essential component of a language or literature course. Many of our students choose to study a language in combination with other subjects or apply to study for other languages, such as Chinese or Japanese, from scratch. A language A Level adds an extra dimension to your personal skills profile which will impress people who read your CV and put you in a stronger position to get a job in companies with international links.
The teachers are really helpful and they care about your progress
Camilla Lucy Morris
Studied: German, English Language and Literature, Media and Photography
She said: "I really enjoyed studying German and found the College both interesting and fun. The teachers are really helpful - they care about you and your progress."
Camilla will be continuing her studies at Brunel University, studying Communications and Media.
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A Level entry requirements
Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.
Sixth Form College
Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.