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A Level German

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title German A Level
Code GN
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Gain in-depth knowledge of German culture and learn to speak the language fluently.

Are you passionate about speaking a foreign language fluently? Does the idea of working abroad excite you? Studying German could help to make this a reality for you and equip you with skills that will be invaluable in the future.

Through debates and discussions in the classroom, you will gain a broad perspective on a wide range of issues and topics which will help you to become more knowledgeable and better informed.

Learning about Germany’s culture and society forms a core part of the course, and topics cover social issues and trends, as well as the opportunity to explore cultural themes through film or literature.

Native speaking Foreign Language Assistants work in the Modern Languages department and are available to help and support you with small group conversation work.

There will also be the opportunity for you to take part in a work experience exchange to Hamburg and there is a German Society which is run by students.

"I would definitely recommend taking German - the department is so committed and supportive, and it's a great experience to feel your understanding improve throughout the course." Cristina Campbell-Hewson, German student

 

Details

Topics

  •  Aspects of German-speaking society (Family, the Digital World, Youth Culture)
  • Artistic culture in the German-speaking world (Festivals and Traditions, Art and Architecture, the cultural life of Berlin)
  • Multiculturalism in German–speaking society (Immigration, Integration, Racism)
  • Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world (Germany and the EU, Young people and Politics, Re-unification and its consequences) 

    Works

    • A film in Year 12 (Good Bye, Lenin!)
    • literary text in Year 13 (Dürrenmatt’s der Besuch der alten Dame)

    How will it be delivered?


    Entry requirements

    GCSE Grade 6 in German.

    Your next steps...

    Employers value people with language skills highly. All universities consider a modern language A-Level as a facilitating subject. At Higher Education level you can choose from a variety of courses involving languages - either study languages on their own or combine them with another subject such as Law, Business or Engineering. Many university courses offer the chance to study abroad.

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