German at The Chase School
p>At AS the subject content covers the media, popular culture, lifestyle and relationships.
At A2 you will cover the environment, the multicultural society, contemporary social issues and cultural topics.
There is a wide range of cultural topics from which to choose. Recent groups have studied the history of post-war Germany, the German film director Hans Weingartner and the novel ‘Der Vorleser’ (The Reader). The cultural topics stimulate lively discussion and interest in political, philosophical and human issues. As one student commented:
"The great thing about studying A level German is that you learn about so much more than just the language."
Germany is the economic power house of Europe. There is a real need for English mother tongue speakers with a good knowledge of German. This could be your chance to have that ‘unique selling point’ which few others have.
Students who cope well with 4 AS levels in the Lower Sixth and then 3 or 4 A levels in the Upper Sixth will usually have gained at least 4 Bs and probably 2 As at GCSE level.
If you hope to study 3 AS levels and carry these through to completion as A-level, we will expect at least 4 Bs at GCSE level.
Most departments advise that Bs are necessary for entry to an AS course but individual circumstances are always considered, as appropriate, when GCSE results are published in the summer.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Chase School directly.