German AS/A Level at Hazelwick School
The course will equip you with improvied cultural understanding & transferable essay writing & communication skills which are much sought after by both Universities & employers.
The German economy is the strongest in Europe with an enviable record in invention & innovation. German is spoken by over 1000 million people in Europe & is the second most commonly used scientific language in research & development.
Building on the vocabulary & grammar learnt at GCSE, A level German helps students develop confident, effective communication skills in the German language & a deeper understanding of the culture of countries & communities where German is spoken. During the course you will develop your ability to write & speak in German with accurate grammar & gain in confidence, understanding written & spoken German in a variety of contexts.
The source material will combine authentic records by natve speakers, German TV, German news & films, newspaper & internet articles. It will also involve the study of German literature & cinema. In addition to the time-tabled lessons, you will develop your oral skills through weekly speaking practice on a 1:1 basis with our German language assistant.
Grade 6 in German
Paper 1 - Listening, reading & writing (40% of A level). Exam of 2hrs 30 mins
Paper 2 - Writing (30% of A level). 2 hrs exam. Two essays based on 1 test & 1 film from the list set in the specification.
Paper 3 - Speaking (30% o A level). A 12-14 mins teacher-conducted, externally assessed exam. Discussion of 1 sub-theme from Paper 1 topics. A presentation & discussion of student's individual research project.
Studying German at A level can open up many interesting opportunities for University study & your future career.
German speakers are highly sough after by British employers. German companies account for over 315,000 jobs in the UK & Germany is one of UK's largest trading partners.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hazelwick School directly.