AS German

AS outline

The AS course will cover:

  • Media:TV, advertising and communication technology
  • Popular culture: cinema, music and fashion/ trends
  • Healthy living/lifestyle: /exercise, health and well-being and holidays
  • Family/relationships: relationships within the family, friendships and marriage/partnerships.

The AS specification has 2 units:

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing


Externally Examined
Written Paper: 2 hours
Weighting: 70% of total AS/ 35% of total A Level marks

Listening, Reading and Writing.

Candidates will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. They will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS topics.

The stimulus material for the Listening sections of specimen Unit 1 is available as a written transcript and as an electronic sound file. The material is not available on cassette tape or on CD. These arrangements apply to the specimen material only. Centres will be informed in due course of the arrangements for the examinations for the new specifications in January 2009 and beyond.