A Level German
A Level • Level 3
About the course
The course builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at GCSE. It constitutes an integrated study with a focus on language, culture and society. It fosters a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking and creativity, which are valuable to the individual and society. Students will develop their understanding of themes relating to the society and culture of the countries where German is spoken, and their language skills using authentic spoken and written sources in German. The approach is a focus on how German-speaking society has been shaped, socially and culturally, and how it continues to change. Students study aspects of the social context together with aspects of the artistic life of German-speaking countries.
At least five GCSEs at grade 5 or above in a good range of subjects, including both English and Mathematics. Additional entry requirements for this course are: A grade 6 in GCSE German and GCSE English (Language or Literature).
There are three exams that contribute to your overall grade. Two of these exams focus on listening, reading and writing and the third is a speaking exam.
Careers & Progression
Modern Languages are sought after by employers and are recognised for their integrity and demanding nature by universities. Many universities also offer Language courses as combined Honours should you wish to continue your study and some of our previous MFL students have chosen to do this or move abroad to study. In fact year on year German is surveyed as the most sought after language by UK employers to support British businesses in international relations. Studying a Modern Language also gives students a wide array of transferable skills that are useful regardless of your chosen career path.
Extra curricular activities
Modern Foreign Languages have previously run international extra curricular activities.