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German A-Level at Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

Course description

Why Study German?

German is a widely spoken language in the European Union and is the second most used language in the world in terms of its Internet presence. Companies such as Aldi, Bosch, Adidas, Stabilo, Nivea, Lindt, are major employers in Germany and across Europe. Continuing a study of German will also enable you to embrace the language of Dichter und Denker, poets and thinkers, such as Goethe, Kafka, Kant, Karl Marx and Nietsche with their lasting contribution to culture, the arts, science and research. The study of German at a higher level also deepens your knowledge of your own language, helping you to enhance your reading and listening skills, develop a better appreciation of the structure of language and improve your memory.

What does the course involve?

AS Topics covered include: Youth culture, lifestyle, environmental issues, customs, traditions and religions, national and international events, literature and the arts.

Spoken Expression and Response in German: This unit requires you to converse in German on a general topic area that they have chosen in advance. You need to demonstrate that they can engage in a discussion in German that relates to a chosen general topic area and allied subtopics.

Understanding and Written Response in German: This unit requires you to understand and convey your understanding of German language texts and recordings. You need to produce an essay to demonstrate an ability to manipulate the German language.

A2 Understanding and Spoken Response in German: This unit requires you to demonstrate the effectiveness of your German language skills by presenting and taking a clear stance on any issue of your choice.

Research, Understanding and Written Response in German: This unit requires you to demonstrate skills in advanced level German writing (discursive or creative essay) and translation from English into German.

Progression & Career Opportunities:

A degree course in German, on its own or combined with another subject. Careers in translating, interpreting, business, international law, industry and research, teaching, publishing and tourism. The study of a language is always highly regarded by employers and can enhance your earning potential once you enter the job market.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 12 March 2015

Key information

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