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German AS/A Level at Sheldon School

Course description

Our aim is for students to feel comfortable with German and to be able to express themselves accurately and meaningfully, both orally and in writing. Grammar is an important feature of the course and students are expected to work towards a high level of accuracy.

Students are also encouraged to establish contact with Germany to help them develop insights into the society, cultural background and heritage. We also wish to deepen and broaden the students’ understanding of many areas of human experience and to encourage students to visit Germany through a programme of visits and exchange, in addition to providing a sufficient basis for further study and or practical use of the foreign language

Course content

AS

Theme 1 - Societal Development in Germany

  • Nature & Environment
  • Education
  • World of Work

Theme 2 - Political and Artistic Culture in German Speaking Countries 

  • Music
  • The Media
  • The role of festivals & traditionals

Papers 1 and 3 will be based on these two themes Paper 2 will be based on either a film or a literary text studied during the year.

A2

Themes 1 and 2 as AS Level

Theme 3 - Immigration & German Multicultural Society 

  • Integration & Multiculturalism
  • Economic & Social Effects of Immigration

Theme 4: Reunification of Germany 

  • Society in the GDR before reunification
  • Germany since reunification

Papers 1 and 3 will be based on the 4 themes Paper 2 will be based on either 2 literary texts or literary text and 1 film studied during 2 years.

Entry requirements

GCSE German at Grade A is desirable, but Grade B at teacher’s discretion.

Assessment

AS

Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation

  • One written paper, 1 hour 50 mins - 40% of AS mark

Unit 2 - Written response to work, grammar and translation

  • 1 Written paper 1 hour 40 mins 30% of AS mark

A2

Unit 1 - Listening, Reading and Translation

  • One written paper, 1 hour 50 minutes 40% of A Level mark

Unit 2 - Written response to works & translation

  • 1 written paper 30% of A Level mark

Unit 3 Speaking test

  • 25 minutes including 5 minutes preparation 30% of A Level mark
  • All modules are assessed through final examinations

Future opportunities

For any job which involves travel and tourism, industry, government, the media, teaching, journalism, translation and interpreting, international law, politics, trade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sheldon School directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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