A Level

A Level German

Our A Level in German enables students to study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of German-speaking society. You will study highlights of German-speaking artistic culture, including art and architecture, and will learn how Germany’s political landscape was formed. You will explore the influence of the past on present-day German-speaking communities.

Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.


Assessment Overview

Core content

1. Social issues and trends

2. Political and artistic culture

3. Grammar


4. Works: Literary texts and films

Component Marks Duration Weighting
Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing

Aspects of German-speaking society

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

Aspects of political life in German-speaking society

100 Written exam: 2 hours 30 minutes 50%
Paper 2: Writing

One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification

80 Written exam: 2 hours 20%



Paper 3: Speaking

Individual research project

One of four themes (Aspects of German-speaking society or Artistic culture in the German-speaking world or Multiculturalism in German-speaking society or Aspects of political life in German-speaking society)

60 Oral exam: 21–23 minutes (including 5 minutes preparation time) 30%


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