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German A-Level

What is A-Level German?

100 million people worldwide communicate in German – be one of them! By taking a language like German you are making yourself more employable for the future. German remains an important scientific language and German scientists are world leaders in many aspects of engineering, pharmaceuticals, pollution control and natural resources, and German research has brought us inventions that have revolutionised our world. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union meaning that there are plenty of jobs out there that require employees who can speak German. Above all, it is simply a fascinating language! Studying German A-Level will enable you to build on the skills that you have learnt at GCSE and deepen your understanding of the language, culture, society and history of Germany, as well as develop your grammatical knowledge and your spoken fluency.

What Will I Study?

  • Family structures in Germany
  • Traditional and modern German values
  • Friendships/relationships/citizenship in Germany
  • German Youth trends
  • Issues and personal identity, education and employment opportunities as well as Literature, the Arts, Cinema and Music in Germany
  • Discrimination and diversity in Germany
  • Migration and integration in Germany
  • Culture, history and politics of life in Germany from 1989 onwards
  • A German fiction book

What Next?

Any Modern Language is highly sought after by employers and is a great skill to possess in the current work market. Furthermore, top universities respect and recognise the demands of studying this subject and the wide array of transferable skills acquired by students who study a language at A-Level. Languages can be combined with nearly any other subject at university. Many of our students choose to continue to study languages either on their own or as a combined programme after College. In the past students have studied more than one language at university, or combined their language with other subjects such as Business, Zoology, Linguistics, Drama, Economics, Law, History and even Physics and Medicine.

Exam Board

Eduqas (WJEC)

Entry Requirements

At least two 5s and three 4s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in German.

Course Type


What other subjects go well with this subject?

Sciences, another Language, History, Law, Business Studies, Drama & Theatre Studies and English.

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