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GCSE: German at Ashby School

Course description

This a full GCSE course taught over two years. The topics studied are media and culture, sport and leisure, travel and tourism, business, work and employment. Throughout the course, students practise the four central language skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing. Students are assessed on their exam listening and understanding (20 per cent), reading and understanding (20 per cent), speaking (30 per cent), and writing in controlled written assessments (30 per cent). Depending on their progress, students make take Higher or Foundation tier papers or a mixture if they are stronger at one skill than another.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to study German as a new language in Year 10 at Ashby School will need recommendations from their high school teachers. These recommendations will usually be based on student progress in other MFL work (normally French).

Future opportunities

GCSE German can lead to study at AS, A2 level and beyond. Living in the European and Global community, languages are highly sought after by employers across a wide spectrum of careers. Languages are particularly useful in business, teaching, and work in the travel and tourism industry.Students can take this course to prepare for A level courses in German and other Modern Languages or they may move on to a vocational course. With further training, students may choose a career related to languages such as a becoming a teacher or translator. Others may wish to use their German qualification to study or work in Germany.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years