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German A Level at Carmel College, a Catholic Academy

Course description

You will be taught in small groups with personal attention from experienced and extremely successful staff. As part of the course you will:

  • Listen to radio interviews, reports, discussions and songs.
  • Dicuss current issues such as the environment, music, social problems and sport.
  • Read magazines, newspapers, books and surf the net for up-to-date information.

Your studies will be based around personalised, online learning resources to help you practise your language skills from home and fulfil your potential as a linguist.

Course content

There are four AS units: Media (TV, advertising and communications technology), Popular Culture (cinema, music and fashion), Healthy Lifestyle (exercise, health and holidays) and Family/Relationships (friendships, marriage and partnerships).

There are four A2 units: Environment (pollution, energy and protecting the planet, Multicultural Society (immigration, integration and racism), Contemporary Social Issues (wealth and poverty, law and order and scientific and technological progress) and a Cultural topic (study of target language speaking region or period of 20th century history from a target language speaking country or community).

Entry requirements

You will need GCSE A or B in German.

Assessment

 There are two examinations at AS Level.

Unit 1 (Listening, Reading and Writing) is worth 70% of AS level and 35% of A Level and Unit 2 (Speaking) is worth 30% of AS Level and 5% of the final A2 Level grade.

There are two examinations at A2 Level. Unit 1 (Listening, Reading and Writing) is worth 35% of A2 Level and Unit 2 (speaking) is worth 15% of the final A2 Level grade.

Future opportunities

The world’s your oyster!!! Wine-tasting in the Loire, interpreting in Brussels, teaching in Barcelona, banking in Paris and Milan – these are just a few of the careers being followed by some of our past students. Languages open up the world to most professions and can be studied on their own or combined with almost any other subject at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carmel College, a Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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