German A Level at Heckmondwike Grammar School
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Theme 1 - Aspects of German-speaking society
The changing nature of family
The digital world
Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television
Theme 2 – Artistic culture in the German-speaking world
Festivals and traditions
Art and architecture
Cultural life in Berlin, past and present
Theme 3 – Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
Essay writing and research-based topic presentation
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Minimum Entry Requirements
Grade B in German GCSE.
Grade 6 in English Language
Paper 1 (50%)
Written Exam: 2h 30 min
Listening, reading, writing
Translation into English and the target language
Paper 2 (20%)
Written Exam: 2h
Essay and grammar
Questions on set text and film
Paper 3 (30%)
Spoken Exam: 21-23 minutes
Discussion of a sub-theme, based on a stimulus card
Presentation of an individual research project
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Opportunities in industry, commerce, banking, the EU, the Diplomatic Service, teaching, journalism, interpreting and translating, linguist, travel and tourism - Europe is the environment in which your career will be shaped - an A-level in German will give you a distinct advantage.
To assist in the development of the spoken language we are fortunate to have the services of full-time native-speaking language assistants. We also encourage students to get involved with language clubs and lesson support in the lower school. During year 12 we encourage students to do a work experience placement in either Germany or a German-speaking country. Students are offered the opportunity to take part in the International Leaders programme.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heckmondwike Grammar School directly.