German A Level explores the language, literature, film and culture of the German-speaking world, as well as the history and politics of German-speaking countries.

Board and specification code

Pearson Edexcel 9GNO

Is German for you?

Students who are interested in learning more about German-speaking countries will build on their GCSE language and grammar to reach a high standard of spoken and written German while at the same time gaining knowledge of Germany’s position in a global context.

Course content/components

All Modern Languages follow similar units of the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. The students also study films and works of literature which form the basis of the written examination. The oral examination is based on individual research on a subject of personal interest, relating to the countries where the language is spoken.

Recommended entry requirement

At least Grade 7 in GCSE or IGCSE German.

Post-A Level options

Germany’s economic strength equals business opportunities. In addition, German is the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is the second most commonly used scientific language and Germany is the third largest contributor to research and development. Therefore having a German qualification improves employability with both German and foreign companies.