Find out more about the courses and levels offered at City and Islington College
A Level German builds upon your existing knowledge gained at GCSE, giving you a sound understanding of using your language in a variety of contexts and situations - at home, abroad, with friends or in the workplace. Language study is about creativity, critical thinking and communication. Studying a language will add an international dimension to your A levels and provide you with skills which employers and universities consider to be highly desirable. During this two year course you will build on what you have learnt at GCSE, developing your confidence to speak in public, use problem solving strategies and write coherently as well as understand more about Germany and German culture.
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You will need:
If you wish to study 4 A Levels, you will need 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or above, including two at grade 8.
All applicants must have an interview to confirm that A Levels are suitable for them.
Assessment takes place regularly on the course to provide practice and feedback. The final exams will take place at the end of the second year and will include paper 1 (listening, reading and translation), paper 2 (writing on a film and book and translation into German) and paper 3 (an oral exam).
If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, it will be free. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
A Levels are widely regarded as the standard entry qualification for top universities in the UK, and the rest of the world. Many of our students go onto study for a degree at the university of their choice, with some choosing to progress into apprenticeships or other employment.