A Level German

Languages, Literature and Culture

Languages, Literature and Culture
Languages, Literature and Culture
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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


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 speakers work as Language Assistants in the Modern Languages department and are available to help and support you in a weekly small group conversation class.

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

“I have loved doing German at Hills and would happily do the whole course again! I have been inspired to work and live in Germany.” JEMIMA, German student




  •  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) 


    • 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.

    Minimum Entry Admissions Score applies

    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.