German at Bay House School and Sixth Form
German is the language at the centre of the economic and political life of Europe.
This two year course will develop your skills to communicate effectively in German and help you to understand the country now at the heart of the world’s most important economic grouping.
The course will enable you to develop your understanding of social issues and trends and broaden your knowledge of the cultural, political and artistic life of German speaking countries. You will study aspects of cinema and literature.
Students have regular sessions with a native speaker and there will be an opportunity to join a trip to Germany during the course
Being a young person in German-speaking society
- Family structures, traditional and modern values, friendships/relationships
- Youth trends, issues and personal identity
- Educational and employment opportunities
Understanding the German speaking world
- Regional culture and heritage in Germany, German speaking countries and communities
- Literature, art, film and music in the German -speaking world
A Level (in addition to AS themes above)
Diversity and difference
- Migration and integration
- Cultural identity and marginalisation
- Cultural enrichment and celebrating difference
- Discrimination and diversity
The making of modern Germany: 1989 onwards
- Initial and subsequent process of reunification
- Social cohesion in present-day Germany
- Artistic and political movements
- Economic impact of a united Germany
- English Language - C
- German – B
- At least one B grade in another literate subject
- Unit 1: Oral AS 30 %
- Unit 2: Listening, reading and translation AS 50 %
- Unit 3: Critical response in writing AS 20 per cent
- Unit 1: Oral A Level 30 %
- Unit 2: Listening, reading and translation A Level 50 %
- Unit 3: Critical and analytical response in writing A Level 20 %
Independent home study
Tasks for study outside classes will include reading German websites and articles; making use of self-study resources including listening to CDs and German radio, accessing the materials on Bay House Learning; researching topics independently through the Library and internet; grammar practice, and working individually with the German Assistant.
Students will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to visit Germany through a school visit to Berlin. Alternatively, they may make private travel arrangements.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bay House School and Sixth Form directly.