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AS/A2 Modern Foreign Languages: German at Trinity Sixth Form Consortium

Course description

The four skills of listening, speaking, reading & writing are preactised in every topic area. All basic grammarrules are revisited and new grammatical concepts are integrated into the topic areas. 

The learning of iregular verbs and vocabulary is also essential. The use of internet sites, German television programmes, books, newspapers and magazines are necessary to improve research skills outside the classroom.

Through the individual research project, analytical and summarising skills will be developed.

 

Course content

Core Content:

1. Social issues and trends(Changing state of the family; Digital world; Youth culture-fasion, music and television; Multiculturalism)

2. Political and artistic culture (Festivals and traditions; Art and Architecture; Cultural life in Berlin; Germany and the EU; Politics and Youth; German re-unification and its consequences)

3. Grammar

Options

4. One literary text and one film

An individual research project of the student's choice will be undertaken for discussion as part of the speaking test.

 

Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE in German

 

Assessment

The full A Level in German will be assessed at the end of the two years by terminal examinations. There will be 3 papers:

Paper 1: Listening, reaing and writing(2 1/2 hrs)

Paper 2: Writing - 2 essays (2 hrs)

Paper 3: Speaking Test with an external examiner (21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time)

If the AS German qualification is sat in the first year the lengths of the papers are:

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (1 hour 45 minutes)

Paper 2: Writing - 1 essay and a translation into German (1 hour 30 minutes)

Paper 3: Speaking test with an external examiner (12-14 minutes)

 

Future opportunities

An A Level in German is a highly regarded, academic qualification towards university entrance requirements. Germany is vital to the UK as a trading partner and having good language skills will considerably widen your employment prospects.

In many employment fields such as Marketing, Finance & Tourism, at least one modern language is a must. It is an extra skil which will set you apart from other job applicants.

Further information

Transport

Lessons in The Trinity Sixth Form are taught in two blocks, a morning and an afternoon, with a flexible lunchtime in between. Some students will find that all of their subjects will be taught in the same school, while others may choose subjects taught in another school.

Transport will be provided free during the lunchtime, so you don't have to worry about getting from morning to afternoon classes. Free before and after transport is also available to and from your home school if required.

 

German will be taught at the St John Fisher Site.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Trinity Sixth Form Consortium directly.

Last updated date: 16 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Joe Burke
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01782 615636
    • Email address:
    • JBurke@sjfcc.net

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