German A Level at St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
This is a topic-based course. Work in class involves mainly listening and reading activities leading to oral discussion and role-play. Written work is developed in class as well as part of homework. Students need to be prepared to take an active part in the lessons whether in pairs, group work or whole-class work.
Their ability to communicate ideas accurately in written German is developed by means of a comprehensive grammar programme. In order to develop confidence and fluency in speaking German, additional sessions are arranged with the German Assistant. Students are expected to learn and revise vocabulary and undertake additional reading and research in their own time.
Subject Content – AS in more detail Media Television, Advertising, Communication Technology Popular Culture Cinema, Music, Fashion/Trends, Leisure Healthy Living Sport/Exercise, Health & Well-Being, Holidays Family/Relationships Family Life, Friendships, Marriage/Partnerships
Subject Content – A2 in more detail Environment Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet The Multicultural Society Immigration, Integration, Racism Social Issues Wealth & Poverty, Law & Order, Scientific & Technological Progress / Ethics
Plus the study of 2 topics from the 5 below; Cultural Topics • A target language-speaking region / community • A period of Twentieth Century history • A novelist / author • A dramatist / poet • A director / painter / musician
B Grade in German GCSE is required in addition to normal entry requirements.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School directly.