The freedom with AQA is a bad thing - examiners are not familiar with text/film they are marking. Our visiting examiner from AQA arrived to assess Das Leben der Anderen in the A2 oral to tell us he has never watched the film - total farce. At least WJEC examiners are familiar with all texts/films for assessment and can reward candidates for their knowledge and understanding of the text. But, what else would you expect from through-other AQA??? Over half of our centre's GCSE German marks have just gone up a grade as they (very lately) identified a rogue writing examiner ie. someone who has never been in a classroom and hasn't a clue what GCSE German actually involves! Move, move, move! Apparently CCEA have a great spec as well for A-level German.