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Kate Maria

Linguist

Tutor for Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian and English

Member of The Tutors' Association

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Hi! I'm Kate, a linguist and tutor from the UK (MA in Medieval and Modern Languages from St John's College, Oxford).

 

My small team of tutors and I offer complete German courses for A Level, so you can study for the qualification with us online.

Our courses offer all of the support and resources that a school classroom provides, plus regular tutor contact and immersive learning experiences to give you the confidence to speak and write German fluently.

You can take the German A Level exams at your school or college, or enter for exams with us at one of our 11 partner centres around the UK.

About Kate

I started my teaching career in 2008 with the Government of Andorra, where I held the post of Lecturer of English.

 

Since then, I have taught privately and at colleges in several European countries: Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal and Italy.

 

In 2019 I opened a language school in Petersfield and an online academy, with a small team of tutors and a mix of students learning for professional, academic and personal goals.

We specialise in GCSE and A Level language qualifications and can help you choose the best route to obtain the certification you need for careers, university entrance or further study.

 

Contact us to find out more about the courses we offer.

German A Level Online
Complete courses for home or college

Your Online A Level in German

The A Level is the most prestigious academic qualification for school leavers in the UK.

 

Students usually take this qualification at the end of year 12 (age 18).  A Levels, or their equivalent, are a requirement for entry to British universities. They are graded from A* (highest) though to E (lowest). Generally, only around 19% of students achieve the top grade.

 

The number of students opting for A Levels in Modern Languages is declining sharply year-on-year.

 

Taking a modern language enables a student to follow their own academic interests and showcase a range of transferable study skills. It also sets a student apart from their peers and opens up a world of career possibilities.

Why take German A Level online?

An online A Level in German offers you access to a fast-track learning programme, including full tutor support, live lectures and one-to-one tuition to ensure you reach your potential.

Through our online academy, you can access the very best learning experience with all the resources and teaching that would normally be provided in the classroom, and learn at your own pace with no limitations.

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LIVE LESSONS: Get access to group lectures and seminars, with topic-based discussions, guest speakers and tips for exam success. ​ Our A Level lecture programme is fully interactive and live: there are no YouTube videos or pre-recorded content. The focus is on real-time teaching and immersive learning experiences.

Visit Berlin from your classroom

SPECIAL EVENTS: Immerse yourself in the German language with special online events and virtual trips to the German-speaking world, all organised via Zoom.

One-to-one tutor support

ONE-TO-ONE TUTOR SUPPORT: Your tailored German A Level programme can include one, two or three one-to-one weekly lessons with your tutor to challenge you and keep you on track. ​ Support is available from your tutor 7 days per week, so you always have help and guidance on hand when needed.

Gain a qualification

AIM HIGH: Independent candidates, home-schooled learners and those already studying at school or college are welcome on our A Level programmes. Fast-track and flexible course options are available, so you can work at your own pace and gain a qualification to showcase your skills.

Build communication skills

CONVERSATION CLASSES: Strong speaking skills are essential for A Level success. ​ Your programme can include regular 30-minute conversation classes with a native-speaking tutor in preparation for the A Level Speaking test, so you can approach exams with confidence.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Which syllabus/examination boards do you teach?

 

You can opt to take your German A Level with any of the major examination boards.  We offer full A Level courses for AQAEdexcel and Cambridge International exams.

 

AQA offer a challenging and rewarding A Level syllabus in German.  The syllabus encourages students to explore cultural, linguistic and literary aspects of the German-speaking world and to follow their own interests, developing strong study skills through the Individual Research Project.

 

The German A Level papers cover all four key language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

 

  • Where can I take my German A Level exams?

 

There are more than 20 centres around the UK where you can sit your exams.  Contact us to discuss your requirements and find the best centre for you.
 

  • What are the course start dates?

 

You can start your A Level course in January, April or September but enrolment is possible at any time.  Once you enrol, your course materials will be sent out to you and you can begin studying at home.  Examination entries are made by February for the summer exam series in the same year.

 
  • When do German A Level exams take place?

 

Exam dates vary each year, but generally the German A Level speaking tests are conducted in May and the two written papers are taken in early to mid-June.  You will need to enter in February to take your exams in the same year.  Occasionally, late entries are possible; please contact us to enquire about availability.

  • What are the benefits of choosing an A Level in German?

With the number of students opting for Modern Languages at A Level declining every year, German is now a relatively unusual choice, with fewer schools and colleges now offering this option.

An A Level or a degree in German opens up a world of academic and career opportunities.  Opting for a less commonly-taught language can be a great decision for students with a special interest in the German-speaking world, or for aspiring linguists looking to diversify the language combinations they offer.  

  • What is the A Level in Modern Languages?

The A Level is the most prestigious academic qualification for school leavers in the UK.  Students usually take this qualification at the end of year 12 (age 18).  A Levels in Modern Languages enable students to follow their own academic interests and showcase a range of transferable study skills.

 

A Levels, or their equivalent, are a requirement for entry to British universities.

  • What are the entry requirements to enrol?

As well as students in the UK, we work with international students and independent learners, so it is not a problem if you do not already have British qualifications.

We welcome students who have already learned German to GCSE level or higher (A2 - B1 - B2+, CEFR).  If necessary, we can arrange an initial assessment and placement test to establish your current level.

  • How can I register my interest?

Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.

The next A Level German course commences on September 7, 2022 and advance registration is open until 1st July.

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