German

A Level

Overview

The A Level course in German centres on effective communication (both spoken and written), as well as giving students an insight into the culture and traditions of the German Speaking countries. Students studying German at The Henley College are exclusively taught by native speaker teachers and in the second year have additional time for speaking practice with the language assistant. One lesson per week will take place in the language laboratory in order to enhance listening comprehension skills, as well as allowing students to research cultural topics or current affairs issues relating to Germany (or German speaking countries).

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Assessment:

Exam (100%)

Oral and written papers combining listening, reading and writing. 

Duration: 2 years
Entry requirements:

Standard entry requirements, plus Grade 5 in GCSE German or a similar level of competence. Grade 5 in GCSE English and grade 4 in Maths.

Exam board: AQA
Costs:

A dictionary for work at home is advised plus optional field trips.

Programme leader:

Louise Heffernan

Course structure

Enhancing your studies

Life after Henley

Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities for students who can speak another language, including roles in international business, translation/interpretation, editing/proofreading, travel and tourism, hospitality, foreign service and teaching.

Higher education

A key course for students planning to study or work in a German speaking country or continue on to University to study languages and related subjects. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level. Languages are of growing significance in our globalised world and multi-lingual employees are highly sought after by organisations worldwide.

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