Advice on taking a level GermanWatch
Having said this, my other A levels were all science subjects so it might be easier if you are nature a languages person!
Good luck with whatever you decide.
I'd suggest you find vocab lists on quizlet relevant to the exam board and content you are studying and use quizlet regularly to revise over vocab. duolingo is great, don't rely on it too much but it's great for common vocab and to help your speaking and listening.
I really enjoy the German spec as you get to study a movie, and the topics you study are actually interesting rather than basic gcse stuff. There's a bit of overlap in the exams as well, like in the reading writing and listening paper there are lots of questions which are formatted similar to gcse.
If you enjoy german, I'd encourage you to go for it. I'm hoping to study some sort of combined maths and german degree in future mainly because of how much I'm enjoying the a level course.
It can feel like a lot of work, but if you're good at it and stay on top of vocab then you'll be fine!
I'm not sure how easy it is to achieve A/A* but hopefully not impossible bc that's what I'm aiming for
I am studying GCSE German and have chosen to study it as on of my subjects at A level. I have read and heard lots of people saying that it is a really hard a level and is hard to get a good grade in especially as native speakers take it as well. does anyone who is studying A level German now or is thinking of taking it as an A level have any advice on how to prepare for it e,g over the summer, and is it really really hard/ impossible to get an A/A* in?
You just need to go and learn all the grammar you need straight away and get it over and done with, whilst also focusing (and then focusing even more) on vocabulary. I'm not quite sure how the new A-Level spec works for German because I'm the last year doing old spec, but there was lots and lots of vocabulayr to learn at AS because there were soooooo many topics. I do believe it's been trimmed down a little bit now though.
It's really not that difficult to do well in German if you learn the grammar and understand how to get the best marks on essays + speaking.