German AS/A Level
The course will build on your existing GCSE knowledge of German – all the skills, vocabulary and structures you have already learned from the foundation for the two available qualifications: AS standalone (1 year course) and A level (2 year linear course) and will be refreshed at regular intervals. You will be taught by a native speaker and additionally you will have weekly sessions with a Foreign Language Assistant. There will be opportunities to take part in a residential trip and work experience can also be organised for you.
You should have a good basic knowledge of German vocabulary and grammar, an awareness of the culture and current affairs of the German-speaking countries and an open mind and positive work ethics.
On this course you will acquire a much better understanding of grammatical structures, your active and passive vocabulary will increase rapidly and you will be expected to express your own ideas and opinions in both written and spoken German.
The topics you will study in the AS or first year of the course:Aspects of German-speaking society (Family, The Digital World, Youth Culture)
Artistic Culture in the German-Speaking world (Festivals and Traditions, Art and Architecture, Cultural Life in Berlin - present and past)
The topics you will study in year 2 of the A level course:
Multiculturalism in German-speaking society (Immigration, Integration, Racism)
Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world (Germany and The EU, Politics and Young People, The Reunification)
An independent research project
Entry requirements: Grade 6 in German or equivalent qualification.
Course assessment: Listening, reading and writing papers and oral exams.