A LEVEL Course Outline
Why choose Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in German?
We believe languages should appeal to all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel A Level in German has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the German-speaking world.
Inspiring and engaging Themes - our qualification features familiar and popular Themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.
Popular literary texts and films - we offer a rich choice of literary texts and films that includes contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from Germany and the wider German-speaking world.
Rewards creativity - our assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively. Clear mark schemes encourage students to develop ideas and use language to persuade and analyse and give critical responses in their writing and speaking.
Clear and coherent structure - our qualification has a straightforward structure with four engaging
Theme 1: GesellschaftlicheEntwicklung in Deutschland Theme 1 is set in the context of Germany only. This theme covers social issues and trends.
|German A level Course Specification|
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
Section A: Listening (24 marks)
Section B: Reading (24 marks)
Section C: Translation into English (16 marks)
Written examination: 1 hour and 50 minutes
This paper draws on vocabulary and structures across all four Themes. Students are not permitted access to a dictionary during the examination.
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation
Section A: Translation (16 marks)
Section B: Written response to works (literary texts) (16 marks)
Section C: Written response to works (films) (16 marks)
Written examination: 2 hours and 40 minutes
This paper draws on the study of two discrete German works: either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film. The literary texts listed include a range of classic and contemporary novels, a series of short stories and plays. All of the films are feature length. This paper includes a translation exercise and two essays on either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film (students must not answer questions on two films). Students are not permitted access to a dictionary or any documentation relating to the works during the examination.
Paper 3: Speaking
Task 1 (discussion on a Theme)
Internally conducted and externally assessed
Edexcel German for AS and A Level
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