Awarding Body: Edexcel
Highly regarded by the top universities as a facilitating subject, German will open many doors in your future studies and career. The course allows you to deepen your knowledge of the language and of many aspects of German-speaking society. There will be opportunities to express and develop your ideas and to give your views on a range of issues. German can complement many other subjects and can be a valuable contrast to scientific subjects, demonstrating a breadth of interests.
Social developments in Germany
- Nature and the Environment
- The World of Work
Artistic and political Culture in the German-speaking World
- The Media
- Festivals and Traditions
Immigration and the German multicultural society
- The positive effects of immigration
- The challenges of immigration and integration
- State and social reaction to immigration
The Reunification of Germany
- Society in East Germany before reunification
- Events before reunifciation
- Germany since reunification
Paper 1 – Listening ,Reading and translation into English
- Social developments in Germany
- Political and artistic culture in the German-speaking world
- Immigration and German multicultural society
- The reunification of Germany
Paper 2 – Writing and translation into German
- One text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification
Paper 3 – speaking
- Discussion of a theme from the course.
- Presentation and discussion – a topic of the student’s choice relating to the German-speaking world. Individual research project
Trips and other Costs
We ask students to provide their own textbooks and a copy of the set text. Students will also be offered a week’s work experience in Germany, the opportunity to support the Year 8 German Christmas Markets trip and visits to universities for taster sessions in Higher education language study.
Career and further study
You could progress to higher level study such as a degree in German with any number of a huge number of subjects offered as a combined course by many universities. You may also use your knowledge of learning a language to start a new language from scratch at university.
Many employers recognise competence in a foreign language as a desirable skill. It is likely to offer you an advantage when seeking employment in a wide range of areas, including business, IT, marketing, law, tourism and customer service.