AS Level / A Level German (Full-Time)

Course Overview

The AS Level / A Level German course is a Full-time course located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA). You will develop confident, effective communication skills in German and a thorough understanding of the culture of countries and communities where German is spoken. This course will develop your language.

The course will nurture an interest in, and enthusiasm for, language learning and encourages students to consider their study of the language in a broader context.

Applying for AS Levels or A Levels? Click ‘Apply Now’ on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying. Complete the online application form, where you will be asked to specify your other two choices. Then book an Interview appointment to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices.

  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including German at Grade B and English Language at Grade B.

  • Career Prospects

    Many students go to university to study German/Business/Law/Accounting (many students study German with another subject).

    The career options are numerous: teaching, translating, interpreting, banking, insurance, accountancy, lawyer, IT, sales.

  • Course Modules

    The AS themes are being a young person in a German- speaking society and understanding the German- speaking world.

    The A-level themes are diversity and difference and the making of modern Germany from 1989 onwards.

  • Assessment

    Unit 1: Speaking exam (12-15 minutes, 12% of qualification),

    Unit 2: Listening, reading, translation and critical response in writing (2 hours 30 minutes, 28% of qualification).

    Unit 3: Speaking exam on an independent research project involving a presentation and discussion on chosen topic (11-12 minutes, 18% of qualification),

    Unit 4: Listening, reading and translation written exam (1 hour 45 minutes, 30% of qualification),

    Unit 5: Critical and analytical response in writing (1 hour 30 minutes, 12% of qualification).

  • Additional Costs

    There will be additional course-related costs.

Study Mode



Neath College

Course Length

2 years