Head of Department
Mr M Thomas
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE German

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose German?

Our A-level German course provides an engaging and exciting opportunity for you to build on your previous study of German. Choosing an A-level in German offers you a fascinating subject with a range of career possibilities and is a lot of fun along the way. 

Through social, intellectual, historical, political and cultural themes you will be able to develop your linguistic knowledge and understanding of the countries/communities where the language is spoken. An opportunity to study literature and film will allow you to undertake a deeper analysis of language structures and increase your cultural awareness as part of an integrated approach to language learning. A strong focus is placed on building your confidence and fluency in spoken German using relevant and topical themes. The requirement to research an area of personal interest related to the country/communities where German is spoken will enhance your cultural appreciation and enable you to gain a greater awareness of intercultural differences.

What is Involved?

We will build upon the knowledge you gained while studying German in Key Stage 4. In the induction period we will introduce you to new ways of working and studying in a small group of students, particularly in listening to others and using German increasingly in your spoken language. We will use authentic spoken and written sources from a variety of different contexts and genres, including online media, as stimulus material for the study of the themes and, concurrently, for language development.

The course rewards creativity, spontaneity and gives you the language to persuade and analyse and give critical response in your writing and speaking.

Themes 1 (Social issues and trends) and 2 (Political and artistic culture through media) will be covered in Year 12 in readiness for a stand alone AS qualification. In Year 13 themes 3 (Immigration and the multicultural society in Germany) and 4 (Reunification and Germany’s political culture) will be covered.

The A-level is assessed at the end of Year 13. One speaking test at the end of the course, involving conversation, ideas and opinions. One written exam at the end of the course, involving listening, reading and writing. Students who only wish to gain an AS qualification can take exams at the end of Year 12, which will involve a speaking test, a listening, reading and writing test.

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examination results

50%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

what we've been up to...

26Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 26: Find a new perspective on a problem you face. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/QWBwqc4gir

25Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 25: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/E3lxxj5GTu

24Nov '21

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23Nov '21

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22Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 22: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them. #NewWaysNovember #wellbeing https://t.co/FOlalutolA

22Nov '21

We are pleased to announce that #WKGS will be hosting a Book Fair in the Lower Library from Mon 29th-Mon 6th December. All pupils are welcome to come and browse before school or at break/lunchtime. This will be a cashless fair, all payments to be made on Scopay (more to follow). https://t.co/XtjZwjfKPj

21Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 21: Learn a new skill with a friend or share one of yours with them. #NewWaysNovember #wellbeing https://t.co/wYpYT6iUKF

20Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 20: Make a meal with a recipe or ingredient you've not used before. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/svdDkiwJGQ

19Nov '21

Our #WKGSCommunity has so far raised a fantastic £1182 so far for #ChildreninNeed with our non-uniform day. We also marked the end of #AntiBullyingWeek with #OddSocksDay celebrate difference and individuality in our school community. Please donate online if you have not already. https://t.co/SbN1iC2tTR

19Nov '21

Thanks to everyone who attended our #WKGSSixthForm Open Evening this week. If you were unable to attend, you can find a variety of virtual content (including a recording of the Headteacher's talk and virtual interactive tour) by clicking the link below. wkgs.org/sixth-form-ope… https://t.co/zQiWB9DtcM

19Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 19: Broaden your perspective, read a different paper, magazine or site. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/lsV1VJ76wd

18Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 18: Connect with someone from a different generation. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/AyZohlxIKf

17Nov '21

We are always pleased to hear from our @WKGSAlumni After completing her A-Levels in 2008 at #WKGS, Roisin went on to a successful career in Journalism and Broadcasting. She currently reads the news on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show. 6th Form Open Evening wkgs.org/sixth-form-ope… https://t.co/xZdOEExi14

17Nov '21

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17Nov '21

New Ways November - Day 17: Try a new way to practice self care and be kind to yourself. #NewWaysNovember #Wellbeing https://t.co/h3gUWNRmMn