GSO Test

German (Linear)

Awarding Body


A level


Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including Grade 6 at GCSE

Why should I follow this course?

German is a major European language and Britain has important commercial and financial links with Germany, a country that is playing a leading role in the European Union. German combines well with either arts or science subjects and the A Level course is varied and enjoyable. Studying a European language widens your horizons, giving you a European perspective, and increases your employability. 

What will you learn?

  • 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

One film and one book from German Speaking World (from a prescribed list)


  • Speaking skills on the above topics
  • Listening, reading, translation and writing skills

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

There will be whole-class teaching, small group and paired work activities. There may be the opportunity to participate in a cultural visit to Germany and you will also take part in conferences and courses at local universities. You will also have a timetabled lesson with the German assistant in a small group to enhance your speaking skills.

What can I do with my qualification?

You can take a traditional language course at university, or a degree, which combines language modules with subjects such as business, accounting, science, European studies or tourism. Competence in German can enhance your earning power considerably and is an asset in any work place. As well as export links, major British firms have partnerships with German companies and welcome graduates with language skills.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements including a B in German

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