Grammar School


The German A level course follows the AQA specification. Post-16 students are accepted in accordance with the whole school entry requirements and are allocated five periods per week.

The German field study visit is considered essential for A2 and is highly recommended for AS students.  Click here to read about the German trip to Berlin last year and here to read about why you should consider taking German at A level.


Examination Board:  AQA

Course Tutor:     Mr M Cunningham

German field study visit (Spring Term of year 12) – participation considered essential for A2, recommended for AS.

AS Level

Course outline:  The topics of Media, Popular Culture, Healthy Living/Lifestyle and Family/Relationships are studied, allowing students to develop understanding of, and the ability to communicate in, spoken and written forms of German, and at the same time, develop their knowledge of German and the German-speaking world.  

Teaching and Learning Styles:  Mixed skill and communicative methods of teaching are used, following on from teacher presentation: pairwork, groupwork, class discussion, listening tasks, video and computing tasks, as well as individual and group research.  The starting point will often be a text, from which different types of task will emerge.  The study of grammar is naturally an important part of the course.

Units: 1   Listening, Reading and Writing

2   Speaking Test

Assessment: 1   Listening, reading and writing exam: 2hrs (70% AS / 35% A2)  

2   Oral exam: 35mins including 20mins preparation (30% AS / 15% A2)  

A2 Level

Course outline:  The topics studied are: Environment, Multicultural Society, Contemporary Social Issues and two cultural topics e.g. the work of an author, region or a period of 20th century German history.   Study at this level will provide a sufficient basis for further study at degree level.

Teaching and Learning Styles:  As AS

Units: 3    Listening, Reading and Writing

  1. Speaking Test

Assessment:   3   Listening, reading and writing exam: 2hrs 30mins (35% A2)

4   Oral exam: 35mins including 20mins preparation (15% A2)


For any queries on dates, please contact the school on 256571. A weekly calendar is sent to parents for both the lower school and Sixth Form Centre. 

The school term dates can be accessed from the Education Departments website.

Request for Leave of Absence
Parents are advised that leave of absence taken in term time have a serious effect on on school work.  In accordance with the islands Attendance Policy, requests to take a student out of school should be made in writing to the Headteacher by completing the attached form. 

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Years 7 to 11 Information For Parents Booklet can be opened here.