German

Awarding body:  AQA German Linear AS separate to A-level

Course content and examination requirements:

Progression to AS and A-level will be smooth as the topics, chosen for their relevance to young people, are familiar from GCSE work. You will develop a better understanding of German culture and gain a more thorough knowledge of grammar.

You will have the chance to study a German film and /or book and read or listen to articles in German. Family relationships, festivals, youth culture and immigration are some of the themes covered. Candidates will be required to spend time in a German speaking country and a work experience programme abroad can be organised.

Year 12 - AS papers

Paper 1  -  Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 -  Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking 

Year 13 – A-level papers (full GCE) 

Paper 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2 - Written exam

Non exam assessment Speaking

Entry requirements:

GCSE Grade A* or A is recommended.  

Relevance to further studies and careers:

Advanced knowledge of a language is an asset to any employer and provides a highly marketable skill in the business world. A language degree or a language combination degree demonstrates academic competence and hence entry into the higher professions. Common career destinations for linguists are law, diplomatic service, banking, journalism, translating, travel and hospitality and teaching.

Recently one of our pupils gained a place to study German and Law at Cardiff.

Teaching staff / further information: Mrs J Gingell