A Level German is an ideal course for those who wish to enhance their job prospects both in the UK and abroad in the increasing internationalism of the 21st Century.
A Modern Languages A Level aims to encourage maximum use of the foreign language in all four skill areas. In addition to the allocated lessons, in which students develop a range of practical skills to enable them to understand and communicate in the written and spoken language, they also work individually with a foreign language assistant to develop confidence and fluency in preparation for the oral examination. The course will foster an awareness and understanding of the cultural, social, commercial and political background of the countries in which the language is spoken. Wider reading will be greatly encouraged as a means of gaining maximum exposure to the foreign language and enhancing cultural awareness and understanding in preparation for study at degree level.
Whether continuing on to university or entering the world of work, Modern Languages will equip students with highly transferable skills. As nations become ever more dependent upon one another to supply goods and services, solve political disputes and ensure international security, more and more businesses work closely with companies in other countries. They need many different kinds of workers who can communicate in different languages and understand other cultures.
Modern Languages courses can easily be combined with any other subject for careers in Business, Finance, Journalism, Law, Marketing, Media, Sales, Science, Travel and Tourism, Teaching or the Civil Service.
Minimum B grade in German GCSE, achieved through taking the higher level tests in listening and reading and performing to at least grade A in the controlled assessments in speaking and writing.
5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English and Mathematics at grades 9-5)
Edexcel A level German