Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.
German is widely spoken in Europe, in countries such as: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and, of course, Germany. It is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and the fourth biggest in the world. So, there are plenty of opportunities to use German in a wide range of industries and organisations. It is one of the top five business languages currently in demand in the UK.
To see what career areas this subject could lead to and the routes to get there, download and view these career pathways:
Arts, Social Sciences and Languages
Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism
Information, Culture and Heritage
Uniformed and Security Services
This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:
The course comprises three areas of study.
The course assessment consists of four components totalling 200 marks:
The performance – You will demonstrate your skills in German by talking about themes or topics related to the specialist study area and at least one context from Society, Learning, Employability or Culture studied in the Understanding Language or Using German areas, or in preparation of the portfolio.
The portfolio – You will produce a piece of writing in English of 1,200 – 1,500 words, based on your analysis of either a piece of literature or media or language in work within the context of German.
The performance component is set and verified externally by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), and assessed and marked by your school or college.
Both the question papers and the assignment are set and externally marked by SQA.
The grade awarded is based on the total marks achieved across course assessment.
SQA Past Papers German Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Paper (Reading and Translation) German Advanced Higher
SQA Specimen Paper (Listening and Discursive) German Advanced Higher
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