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German A-Level at Wymondham High School

Course description

STUDYING GERMAN AT A-LEVEL embraces many skills. As well as honing their linguistic skills, students will develop excellent communication and personal skills by working with partners, in small groups and giving presentations. Independent research will involve reading authentic sources such as newspapers, magazines and websites. Students will access a range of media including TV programmes, video clips, films and MP3 downloads. Knowledge of grammar is essential to the study of a language at a higher level and this is taught throughout the course. Translation is employed to extend comprehension. Language students can give their opinions and arguments on a range of contemporary topics. The topics studied overlap with History, Geography, Ethics, Science and Technology, Literature and Film.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a B or higher pass in German at GCSE.

Future opportunities

The study of a language enables students to develop and build on the skills acquired at GCSE; enhances employment prospects; facilitates foreign travel and provides an insight into another culture and society. Knowledge of a foreign language will allow you to compete effectively in the global economy, broaden your horizons and increase your appreciation of other cultures. We currently run a Study Visit to Berlin in Year 12 looking at the history and culture of this unique city. Our AS students have been successful in winning competitive scholarships from the British Council to carry out an extensive research project in Germany

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

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