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German at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study German?

As society becomes increasingly globalised, so language study becomes increasingly important. Businesses seeking to expand at the heart of the European market often look to their bilingual employees to lead the way.

Universities and employers are keen to emphasise the importance of language study recognising the skills that students develop. Language students set the standard in terms of analytical, communicative and interpretive skills. They demonstrate independent as well as collaborative learning skills and prove themselves to be adept at expressing their opinions concisely and eloquently on any number of contemporary social issues both in English and in the language they are studying.

The Russell Group of universities list a Modern Language as a “facilitating” subject which means that is among those subjects most highly valued by these institutions.

Graduates of language courses can be found in a vast variety of careers from medicine, teaching and law to marketing, sales and accounting demonstrating their flexibility and employability.

Features of the Course:

Considerable emphasis will be placed on developing students’ spoken and written German through creative projects based on contemporary social issues. Students will be encouraged to form opinions about these issues and will develop the confidence to express these opinions concisely and accurately in the targetlanguage. Extensive access to authentic German resources will develop listening and reading skills and allow students an important glimpse into the lifestyle, culture, literature and cinema of German speaking countries.


Modules covered in Year 12:


Popular Culture

Healthy Living / Lifestyle

Family / Relationships

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 15 minute speaking exam

2 hour listening, reading and writing paper

Coursework: None


Modules covered in Year 13:


The Multicultural Society

Contemporary Social Issues

Cultural Topic

Assessment in Year 13:

Examinations: 15 minute speaking exam

2 1/2 hour listening, reading and writing paper

Coursework: None


Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Grade B or above in GCSE German

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September