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German A Level at South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College

Course description

Unit 1: You will build on your language skills from GCSE in areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will learn to express yourself at an advanced level and discuss topical issues. Ever wanted to find out more about German culture? You’ll be able to find out with your improved vocabulary, grammar and style.
 
Unit 2: You will study four different topics:
  • Youth Culture and Concerns (music, fashion, relationships, technology, drink and drugs)
  • Lifestyle: health and fitness (sport, diet, health issues)
  • The World Around Us (travel and tourism)
  • Education and Employment
Unit 3: In the second year of the course, you will develop your language skills even further. Your skills with a second language will really help you in an increasingly globalised society.
 
Unit 4: You will study and research three new cultural topics:
  • Customs, traditions, beliefs and religions
  • National and International Events (past, present and future)
  • Literature and the Arts

 

Assessment

For Unit 1, you will be assessed by a teacher in an 8-10 minute speaking test. 

Your listening, reading and writing skills will be examined for Unit 2 with a 2 and a half hour examination. You will show your knowledge of the key topics by writing a 200-220 word letter, report or article.
 
For Unit 3, you’ll speak for a little bit longer, in an 11-13 minute test and in this one you get to argue!
 
Unit 4 is another 2 and a half hour paper where you show off your writing skills. You can be creative or discursive as well as using the research that you have conducted during the course.
 

Future opportunities

Additional languages like German can literally throw open a world of career opportunities for you. All universities will readily accept A-level German and it can form a single honours, or part of a joint or combined honours, degree. Prospects in Finance, IT, Media, Education, Business, Travel and Tourism and Advertising, to name but a few, will be yours for the
taking.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Craven School, the Technology and Engineering College directly.

Last updated date: 03 July 2015

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