German A2 at South Wirral High School
The language is studied through various topic areas concerning life and society in Germany and other German-speaking countries.
Topics include: Travel & Tourism, sport, hobbies, entertainment, customs, traditions, healthy living - health & nutrition, diet and exercise, unhealthy living - drugs, aids, smoking, alcohol, relationships & responsibilities, gender issues, youth culture, education, vocational training and future careers.
A2 topics centre around the two main themes of Environmental Issues and Social and Political Issues. The course aims to further develop the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and to inform students about the society and culture of the countries studied. It also aims to enable students to express their own ideas with greater independence, confidence and accuracy through the correct use of German grammer. A high degree of grammatical accuracy and expertise is expected at AS and A2 level.
GCSE Grade B or above gained through Higher course German.
GCSE Grade C or above in English or Maths
GN3 - Oral; conversation based on verbal/visual stimulus and general discussion.
GN4 - Listening, reading and writing including an essay of 400 words. The A2 course contains a guided studies option where students can choose to study two options from German films, books or regions. One of these will be discussed in the oral examination and the other will be assessed through the essay in the GN4 paper.
Studying a language enables you to develop various skills that are valued by future employers. These include:
- Communication skills
- Good learning strategies
- Interpersonal skills
- Problem solving
- Presentation skills
- Use of ICT
Students have regular contact with the schools German assistant to develop their confidence with spoken German. The Internet is used to locate further information and to practice grammar and reading skills through interactive tasks online.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Wirral High School directly.