German AS/A Level at Chipping Norton School
The new AS and A2 German course has been designed to give you a profound understanding of your chosen language and you will not only learn about the mechanics of the language, for example, the grammar and vocabulary, but also how people live and use the language on a day to day basis.
Summary of Course Structure:
AS: Exam 1 Listening, reading and translation into English AS: Exam 2 Essay on a text or a film studied AS: Exam 3 Speaking on two sub themes from the specification
A2: Exam 1 Listening, reading and translations, English- French and French- English A2: Exam 2 Two essays, one text and one film or two texts A2: Exam 3 Speaking exam, individual research project and one sub theme from the specification
You should have obtained a minimum of five GCSE passes at grade C or above and an A*, A or B grade in French or German. You should have an interest in a range of social, cultural and contemporary topics.
Assessment: If students go on to A2, their AS marks will not count into the total grade
Exam 1 40% 2 ½ hour exam
Exam 2 30% 2 hour exam
Exam 3 30% 20 minute exam plus preparation time
Apart from being beneficial at a personal level, an A Level in a Modern Foreign Language can help with many career paths. There are many opportunities in the travel and tourism industry and a foreign language has become an increasingly important skill for jobs in commerce and industries from engineering to law and marketing to computing. For those who wish to specialise in language, there is translation or teaching. Competence in a language demonstrates an ability to communicate and organise ideas logically and will give you broader career options.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chipping Norton School directly.