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German AS and A Level at York College

Course description

Year 1 AS Level 

Aspects of German Speaking Society

• The Changing State of the Family
• The Digital World
• Youth Culture: Fashion and Trends, Music, Television

Artistic Culture in the German Speaking World

• Festivals and Traditions
• Art and Architecture
• Cultural Life in Berlin, past and present

Students will also study a German film in the first year.
 

Year 2 A Level

Multiculturalism in German Speaking Society

• Immigration
• Integration
• Racism

Aspects of Political Life in the German Speaking World

• Germany and the European Union
• Politics and Youth
• German Re-unification and its Consequences

Students will also study a German language film and literary work in the second year. You will have a lesson with the German Assistant each week, and you will be encouraged to spend some time in a German speaking country during the course.

You will revise grammar learned on the AS course, and cover new, more advanced grammar points.

You will have a weekly session with the German assistant and be encouraged to spend time in a German-speaking country.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 grade Bs and 4 grade Cs at GCSE including GCSE English Language (grade 4). GCSE grade B or above in German is required.

Assessment

Year 1 - AS Level exams

Unit 1: Listening, reading and writing - 2 hours (70 per cent of AS, 35 per cent of A Level).

Unit 2: Speaking test - 35 minutes, including 20 minutes preparation (30 per cent of AS, 15 per cent of A Level).
 

Year 2 - A Level exams

Unit 3: Listening, reading and writing - 2 hours 30 minutes (35 per cent of A Level).

Unit 4: Speaking test - 35 minutes, including 20 minutes preparation (15 per cent of A Level).

Future opportunities

Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sector.

Further information

Students can combine German successfully with the full range of A Level and Level 3 subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact York College directly.

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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