GERMAN A LEVEL & AS LEVEL COURSES

German A Level & AS Level Courses

German the most widely spoken native language in Europe and is the language of some of the greatest musicians, poets, philosophers and scientists. The German language is also very closely related to English, with both languages sharing the same Germanic root. Our students continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of the German language, broadening their vocabulary range, grammatical competence and oral fluency, and also explore the rich culture and political history of German-speaking countries.

Course outline

Theme 1 - Gesellschaftliche Entwicklung in Deutschland

  • Natur und Umwelt
  • Bildung
  • Die Welt der Arbeit

Theme 2 - Politische und künstlerische Kultur im deutschen Sprachraum

  • Musik
  • Die Medien
  • Die Rolle von Festen und Traditionen

Theme 3 - Immigration und die deutsche multikulturelle Gesellschaft

  • Die positive Auswirkung von Immigration
  • Die Herausforderungen von Immigration und Integration
  • Die staatliche und soziale Reaktion zur Immigration

Theme 4 - Die Wiedervereinigung Deutschlands

  • Die Gesellschaft in der DDR vor der Wiedervereinigung
  • Ereignisse vor der Wiedervereinigung
  • Deutschland seit der
  • Wiedervereinigung

Assesment

AS Level German

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • Assessment of vocabulary and structures across themes 1-2
  • 64 marks
  • 1 hour 45 minutes written paper
  • 40% of total AS level

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Assessment of one literary text or one film
  • 60 marks
  • 1 hour 40 minutes written paper
  • 30% of total AS level

Speaking

  • Assessment of content across themes 1-2
  • 72 marks
  • Between 27 and 30 minutes total assessment time
  • Internally conducted and externally assessed
  • 30% of total AS level

A Level German

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

  • Assessment of vocabulary and structures across all four themes
  • 80 marks
  • 2 hours written paper
  • 40% of total A level

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

  • Assessment of two literary texts or one literary text and one film
  • 120 marks
  • 2 hours 40 minutes written paper
  • 30% of total A level

Speaking

  • Assessment of vocabulary and structures across all four themes
  • 72 marks
  • Between 21 and 23 minutes total assessment time
  • Internally conducted and externally assessed
  • 30% of total A level

Specification

Although we offer all exam boards as our courses are individually designed, our chosen specification is Edexcel German (8GN0 and 9GN0).

Tutors

Jason Poon
BA (UCL), PGCE (Institute of Education, London)

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