A Level German at Saint Gregory's Catholic College
This course is a radical and exciting departure from the GCSE specification. Far higher levels of independent study and research skills are required. A more rigorous approach to grammar is a prerequisite to achieving true mastery of the language. Students are strongly advised to read German newspapers as well as visiting German speaking countries.
Unit 1: Listening, reading and writing.
Unit 2: Speaking. Topics studied include: Media – television, advertising, communication technology; Popular Culture – cinema, music, fashion/trends, healthy living/lifestyle; Sport & Exercise; Health and Well-being; Holidays, Family & Relationships - relationships within the family, friendships, marriage/partnerships
Unit 3 : Listening, reading and writing.
Unit 4 : Speaking. Topics studied include: Environment – pollution, energy, protecting the planet; The Multicultural Society – immigration, integration, racism, contemporary social issues; Wealth & Poverty; Law & Order - the impact of scientific and technological progress. Students also study a cultural topic based on a target language-speaking region/community.
Students will have a minimum of a grade B in GCSE German. Students will be interested in the culture and way of life in the countries where German is spoken and it is likely that students will spend time in one of these countries on an educational visit or exchange. Students will need to take a positive interest in current affairs and ethical issues in general. Students could go on to study languages further at degree level and language graduates are sought after and highly employable. Languages are also enabling A Levels for a vast range of degree courses.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Gregory's Catholic College directly.