German Edexcel AS Level at Littleover Community School
"The limits of my language are the limits of my universe" - Wittgenstein
Learning a foreign language is essential in our globalised world and brings enhanced cultural, travel and employment opportunities.
- Have achieved a good grade at GCSE level.
- Have an interest in languages.
- Have a willingness to communicate both orally and in writing.
- Have the ability to organise and express ideas and arguments logically in the foreign language.
Littleover Community School Sixth Form specialises in AS and A2 Level Courses - we do not offer any alternative/vocational courses. Regardless of which 'wave' of the ongoing A Level reforms each subject is in, we will expect all students to sit AS examinations at the end of Year 12 and A2 examinations at the end of Year 13.
We therefore expect all students to enrol to study 4 AS Levels in Year 12. Most students will then drop one subject at the end of Year 12 having completed the AS Level qualification, continuing with the other 3 to A2 level.
The minimum entry criteria for Littleover Community School Sixth Form is 5 A*-C/9-5 grades at GCSE including Maths and English Language. Students who achieve a grade 4 in Maths or English Language will be considered on an individual basis. However, the vast majority of our students will achieve 8 or more A*-C/9-5 grades with A*-8/9-6 in the subjects they wish to study at A Level. If students plan to study subjects that they have not studied at GCSE level we will expect A*-B/9-6 in subjects that have a similar skills set.
Specific entry requirements:
GCSE A* - B in German
Language skills are highly valued by employers within a wide range of job sectors.
- Quote from Leeds University: "Language graduates have the best graduation employment record after medicine and veterinary".
- Many languages graduates go into business, banking, journalism marketing and management roles within a wide range of organisations as well as teaching.
- Many universities offer languages as a subsidiary subject in combined degrees. Many courses offer students the chance to study abroad for a year, funded by the EU.
- A Level language study encompasses many key skills such as communication, cultural awareness, independence, as well as research and analytical skills.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Littleover Community School directly.