Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment


At AS level and at A2, students are assessed through Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing examinations. There is one examination series each Summer.  

AS Examinations


Assessment Format



AS 1: Speaking


Question 1: presentation 3 minutes 30 marks

Question 2: conversation

8 minutes

Total time: 11 minutes

45 marks

Total marks: 75

30% of AS level
12% of A level

AS 2: Listening, Reading and Use of Language

Section A – Listening
Students answer two sets of questions based on two discrete passages recorded on disk.

Recording 1: students answer in German.

Recording 2: students answer in English.

40 minutes


25 marks


Section B – Reading

Question 1: students answer one set of questions in German based on one passage.

50 minutes


20 marks

Question 2: students translate a passage from German into English.


20 marks

Section C – Use of Language
Questions 1, 2, 3 and 4: students complete a series of short grammatical and lexical exercises.

Question 5: students translate short sentences from English into German.

30 minutes

35 marks

Total time: 2 hours

Total marks: 100

40% of AS level
16% of A level

AS 3: Extended Writing Students write one essay, in German, in response to a set film or literary text. 1 hour Total marks:
30% of AS level
12% of A level

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2018 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 06 November 2018

Chief Examiner/Principal Moderator Report 2017 May/June Series
(PDF), Last Updated: 09 February 2018


CCEA Curriculum Monitoring Programme 2018-19