Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. You should also have a grade 6 in German.
What will I study?
Aspects of German speaking society
- The changing state of the family: different types of families and relationships
- The digital world: the uses and dangers of the internet and social networks, the digital society
- Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television in German-speaking countries
Artistic culture in the German speaking world
- Festivals and traditions: their origins, importance, diversity
- Art and architecture: influence, role and developments past and present
- Cultural life in Berlin, past and present: history, music, museums, the multicultural city
You will also study a German language film in the first year.
You will build on the topics studied in Year One and study new topics.
Multiculturalism in German speaking society
- Immigration: reasons for migration, its benefits and challenges
- Integration: measures and obstacles to successful integration
- Racism: origins of racism, those affected by it and measures to counter it
Aspects of political life in the German speaking world
- Germany and the EU: its role in the EU and the benefit of membership to Germany
- Politics and Youth: political engagement of young people, their priorities, values and ideals
- German reunification and the consequences: revolution, culture and identity of the new states
You will also study a German language film and work of literature.
Good course combinations
Students can combine German successfully with the full range of A Levels.
What could it lead to?
Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses which include language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.
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