German at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form
Learning a foreign language is a useful skill in its own right – you are able to communicate with the „natives“ when you are abroad and that is very empowering. However, a language can also complement other subjects, whether science- or arts-based, and this means that you can keep your options open for your future studies. You never know where life will take you – you might want to work abroad one day and knowledge of a language would really help you; also, if you are fairly proficient in one language it is much easier to learn a second, or even a third!
The A-level courses will give you a deeper understanding of all things German. Not only will you learn more about the mechanics of the language - grammar and vocabulary - but also about how people live and how they use language in their daily lives. Should there be enough interest we will arrange a trip to Germany during Year 12.
one topic from each of the following themes:
social issues and trends
political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture
the study of a book or a film
grammar appropriate to AS level
a further topic from each of the above themes
either a second book or a film if book chosen for AS level
research into a topic of personal interest to discuss in the speaking exam
- grammar appropriate to A-level
An average of 40 QCA points including a B in GCSE German.
AS level: listening, reading, writing and speaking
A-level: listening, reading, writing and speaking, and possibly including an individual research project
International banking, International law, International fashion design, Journalism, Tourism, Teaching, Translating. According to a CBI (Confederation of British Industry) survey, over 74% of employers are looking for people with foreign language skills and German is becoming increasingly sought after.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.