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German at Nobel School

Course description

Awarding Body: AQA

We will develop your ability to use German in both speech and writing. You will have weekly German conversation practice. Our students are almost always able to speak German well by the end of the course so you will leave us with a really useful skill.

What will I learn on this course?

You will learn to communicate confidently and imaginatively in German through both the spoken and written word and gain insight into the contemporary society and culture of Germany and German speaking countries. You will be in a good position to undertake further, advanced study of German or make practical use of German in employment.

We have a well resourced Modern Languages department in which you will make frequent use of ICT for e-mailing and the Internet both for submitting your homework to us and for gaining access to authentic German language material.

Course content

Who would make a successful student of German?

This course will appeal to students who would enjoy the challenge of speaking to native speakers of German in their own language. You should also enjoy taking part in in-depth discussions, expressing your opinions and justifying these in debate. You may be considering further study or working in another European country.

Students will be invited to present, discuss and take a clear stance on any issue of their choice, demonstrating their skills in advanced-level German.

Students will also show evidence of independent, advanced-level German language reading and research of a chosen text, play, film or topic area that links to the culture and/or society of a German speaking country or community.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-B, including a Grade B in German.

Assessment

AS Level consists of two modules centred on the following topic areas:

Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing

  • Media: Television, Advertising and Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture: Cinema, Music and Fashion/Trends
  • Healthy Living/Lifestyle: Sport/Exercise, Health/Well-being, Holidays
  • Family/Relationships: Relationships within the family, Friendships and Marriage/Partnerships

Unit 2: Speaking

  • Media: Television, Advertising and Communication Technology
  • Popular Culture: Cinema, Music and Fashion/Trends
  • Healthy Living/Lifestyle: Sport/Exercise, Health/Well-being, Holidays
  • Family/Relationships: Relationships within the family, Friendships and Marriage/Partnerships

A Level consists of two further modules centered on the following topic areas:

Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing

  • Environment: Pollution, Energy and Protecting the planet
  • Multicultural society: Immigration, Integration and Racism
  • Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth and poverty, Law and order, Impact of scientific and technological progress
  • Cultural topic:
    • a target-language region/community
    • a period of 20th century history of the target-language region/community
    • the work of an author
    • the work of a dramatist or poet
    • the work of a director, architect, musician or painter

Unit4: Speaking

  • Environment: Pollution, Energy and Protecting the planet
  • Multicultural society: Immigration, Integration and Racism
  • Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth and poverty, Law and order, Impact of scientific and technological progress
  • Cultural topic:
  • a target-language region/community
  • a period of 20th century history of the target-language region/community
  • the work of an author or the work of a dramatist or poet
  • the work of a director, architect, musician or painter

    Future opportunities

    A modern language is a truly useful ancillary skill for a wide range of businesses. Most interpreters and translators are people who work for a company and have knowledge of a foreign language, rather than professionals.

    You will also find this course useful if you wish to follow a career in travel and tourism, marketing, public relations, European administration or law, teaching, interpreting and translating or journalism. Opportunities in the workplace are increasingly being opened up for those who can combine any subject or skill with a modem foreign language. Employers are very keen to recruit languages graduates.

    Further information

    Extra Curricular Activities

    In the past these have included work experience in Germany and a one day conference conducted entirely in German. You would be welcome to help us with lower school language lessons and languages clubs.

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years

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