The syllabus builds on the skills developed at GCSE, but with much more emphasis on grammar. Equal stress is placed on listening, reading, speaking and writing, together with discovery of contemporary culture and society.

Aspects of German-speaking society:

  • The changing state of the family
  • The digital world
  • Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

  • Festivals and traditions
  • Art and architecture
  • Cultural life in Berlin, past and present

Study of a German film

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

  • Immigration
  • Integration
  • Racism

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world

  • Germany and the EU
  • Politics and youth
  • German reunification and its consequence

Study of a German text