Course aims

An in-depth study of a modern language at advanced level, including the major skills of writing, listening, reading and speaking. Other aims:

  • To develop awareness of various aspects of the societies where German is spoken
  • To develop a high level of communication skills and competence in German
  • To extend learners intellectually and develop their general study skills
  • To prepare learners for the use of German in work, further study or leisure.

Entry requirements

You will require a grade 6 in German, in addition to the general entry requirements.

Course content

Unit 1 – Spoken Expression and Response in German

Unit 2 – Understanding and Written Response in German

Topics for units 1 and 2:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle: health and fitness
  • The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the German speaking world
  • Education and employment.

Unit 3 – Understanding and Spoken Response in German (further)

Unit 4 – Research, Understanding and Written Response in German

Topics for units 3 and 4:

  • Education and employment
  • Customs, religions, beliefs and traditions
  • National and international events: past, present and future
  • Literature and the arts.

Course assessment

  • Units 1 – 3: speaking, listening, reading and writing exams
  • Unit 4: translation, essay and research work.


To be provided by Dudley Sixth.


Higher Education.