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A Level German

An interesting and challenging course based on relevant and engaging topics. Students will build up their knowledge of the language in four skill areas ensuring that they can communicate confidently in German.

An A-level qualification in a foreign language opens up avenues to a number of professions including law, journalism, the intelligence service, interpreting and translation.

“My decision to study German at A-Level was one of the best I’ve ever made. The language is formulaic in many ways, but equally Germany’s culture, history, and its contribution to the arts (all of which are studied as part of the A-Level course) form the foundations of many other subjects that you may be studying over the next few years. On top of this, with the German economy standing as the fourth biggest in the world, it is an incredibly employable skill to have. This coupled with the amazing teaching experience that the Conyers languages department offers, makes German ideal for A-Level study.”

A Level German – AQA

What is German ?

Studying German at A level is not just about the qualification you achieve, but the vocational skill you develop along the way. Learning another language is challenging, but always fun, exciting and extremely interesting.

Why study it?

It is a myth to believe that the whole world speaks English. More and more job advertisements state that knowledge of at least one European language would be an advantage, and many jobs will involve working with European companies and travelling abroad. A command of German will open doors for you in careers as diverse as law and IT.

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

The topics of study are:

Social issues and trends – aspects of German speaking society, multi-culturalism in German speaking society

Artistic culture in the German speaking world

Aspects of political life in the German speaking world


Literary texts and films

What next?

Studying A Level German can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Law, Journalism, The intelligence service, Interpreting and translation or Industry