A Level German Level 3

Full Time

A Level Pathways

Our A Level subjects are clustered into pathways to help guide you towards your career goal. You should choose and follow a specific A Level pathway, taking subjects from the core and additional choices listed. Other subject choices are also available depending on timetabling.

This A Level is include within the following A Level pathways as an ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Business and Entrepreneurship; English and Communication; Environment, Geography and Earth Science; Medical Health. (Other options may also be available, depending on timetabling).

About the course

We will focus on practising listening, speaking, reading and translation skills.

You will be expected to learn vocabulary and to do most of your written work in your own time, approximately 5 hours a week. By the end of the course you should be able to say and write what you think, as well as understand what others think, about the issues we cover.

Topics in Year One include: Social issues and trends; Artistic culture in the German speaking world; Grammar; German Language film

Topics in Year Two include: Political culture of German speaking countries; Study a literary text; Multiculturalism in German speaking society; Aspects of political life in the German speaking world; A German novel.

You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (In Feb/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above. Grade 5/C (or above) in German and grade 4/C in English. You will also need to meet individually with the course leader at enrolment. You should be prepared to take an active part in classes and to use your initiative in engaging with the language in your own time.

Where next?

Studying a language at a higher level can develop your confidence and communication skills, as well as improve your career prospects. If you want to go to university, you can study German by itself, or as part of a course, for example, with accounting, business, engineering or law. Many universities encourage students to spend a year abroad.

Work experience and employability

This course does not contain a work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.

What additional resources will I need?

You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.

Fees information

This course is free to students aged 16-18.

Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.


For queries about the course, please contact the course leader: ken.kimber@newcollege.ac.uk claudia.stanley@newcollege.ac.uk

For general enquiries, please contact: enrolment@newcollege.ac.uk