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German

A Level

Duration: 2 Years

Contact: Mrs J Harvey

Entry Requirements

5 GCSE grades at 4 or above including English and preferably a grade 6 in German, although grade 5 may be accepted after discussion with
the MFL department.

Course Content

We believe languages should appeal to all students. The new Pearson Edexcel A Level in German has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the German-speaking world. You will develop an advanced level knowledge and understanding of the German language, the culture of Germany and other German-speaking countries, as well as practical and valuable language and transferable study skills. This specification will help to prepare students for higher education and enhance their employability profile. The qualification features familiar and popular themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.

You will study popular literary texts and films including contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from Germany and the wider German-speaking world. The assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively.

The A-level has two main Themes – Gesellschaftliche Entwicklung in Deutschland (Development of Germany) and Politische und künstlerische Kultur im deutschen Sprachraum (political and artistic culture of the German-speaking world); to be studied alongside either one literary text or one film and assessed through two externally examined papers and one Non-exam assessment (oral). The content of the A-level builds on the understanding developed at Key Stage 4 and gives students the opportunity to learn and apply important transferable skills in critical thinking and analysis, enabling them to make a smooth transition to the next level of study.

93%
University Success

In 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

100%
A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.