A Level

German

Learn the most widely-spoken native language in the EU, and one of the top five most widely-used languages online.
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A LEVEL
AQA
100% Exam
6+ in German

What is German?

German is the most widely spoken native language in the EU. It features in the list of the three most-learned languages, and the 10 most widely-spoken languages in the world. German is the official language in seven European countries, and is spoken by over 100 million people worldwide. It is also one of the top five most widely-used languages online.

Why study German?

Learning a language can be challenging, but is incredibly rewarding. Students develop a wide range of highly transferrable skills during the course of learning a new language. 

German is a key language in the European Union and the new economies of Central and Eastern Europe. Learning German improves your chances of success in the job market where more and more companies deal internationally. Multi-national business opportunities exist throughout the European Union and in Eastern Europe, where German is the second most spoken language after Russian.

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German Exam Results

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HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS

German has a been a great choice for me, as I love to express my opinions and communicate with other people

Lara (German Student)

I can’t believe how much my German has improved over the last year. Arguing about cheesy German pop music with Mrs Morfitt is one of the highlights

Georgie (German Student)

Although I found German a bit easier as I used to live there, I still enjoyed continually learning new aspects of the language and German history

Elisa (German Student)

German
Course Content

This course is designed to make language learning enjoyable and stimulating. It rewards advanced research and reading skills, and acknowledges the importance of German language culture.

PAPER 1
Listening, Reading & Writing
WEIGHT
50% (100 Marks)
LENGTH
2 Hours 30 Minutes
FORMAT
Written Exam

This exam is divided into three sections:

  • Section A: Listening (30 marks)

Listening and responding to spoken passages from a range of contexts and sources covering different registers and adapted as necessary. Material will include complex factual and abstract content and questions will target main points, gist and detail. Studio recordings will be used and students will have individual control of the recording.

All questions are in German, to be answered with non-verbal responses or in German (30 marks)

  • Section B: Reading (50 marks)

Reading and responding to a variety of texts written for different purposes, drawn from a range of authentic sources and adapted as necessary. Material will include complex factual and abstract content and questions will target main points, gist and detail.

All questions are in German, to be answered with non-verbal responses or in German

  • Section C: Writing (20 marks)

Translation into English; a passage of minimum 100 words (10 marks)

Translation into German; a passage of minimum 100 words (10 marks).

PAPER 2
Writing
WEIGHT
20% (80 Marks)
LENGTH
2 Hours
FORMAT
Written Exam

This exam consists of two choices:

  • Either one question in German on a set text from a choice of two questions and one question in German on a set film from a choice of two questions 
  • or two questions in German on set texts from a choice of two questions on each text.

 

All questions will require a critical appreciation of the concepts and issues covered in the work and a critical and analytical response to features such as the form and the technique of presentation, as appropriate to the work studied (eg the effect of narrative voice in a prose text or camera work in a film).

PAPER 3
Speaking
WEIGHT
30% (60 Marks)
LENGTH
21-23 Minutes
FORMAT
Speaking
  • Discussion of a sub-theme with the discussion based on a stimulus card (5–6 minutes). The student studies the card for 5 minutes at the start of the test (25 marks).
  • Presentation (2 minutes) and discussion (9–10 minutes) of individual research project (35 marks).
Ms R Glentworth

Ms R GLENTWORTH

SUBJECT LEADER FOR MFL

Willkommen auf Deutsch! Learning a language can be challenging, but is so incredibly fun and rewarding. 

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact me. We really hope to welcome you to our course in the near future. 

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