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German at Carshalton High School for Girls

Course description

If you are interested in languages and communication, and you enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life, then this modern foreign languages course would be very suitable for you. Similarly, if you are interested in the business world, in travel or tourism, in literature, or in journalism and the media, then you are also likely to find this course not only very suitable but enjoyable. There are several options in the course where you can choose your topic or question to suit your interests. Whether you want to use language for work, for further study, for training, or for leisure, this is the course for you.

Course content

his course will help you to develop your inter personal and general study skills, but most of all you will learn to communicate at a higher level in German. The course will provide you with a coherent course study for all students. You will also learn much more about a wide range of aspects of the society or societies in which German is spoken.

Entry requirements

You will need at least a GCSE grade C, preferably B in German and you will want to demonstrate your ability at this level in all four language skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. This course will enable you to gain more knowledge and understanding of cultural and social aspects of Germany and German speaking Europe. You need to be interested in developing this understanding and exploring in much more depth the topic areas that you will have covered at GCSE. You must be keen and excited to take advantage of the opportunities offered to spend time and undertake work in German speaking countries.

Assessment

AS Level

EXAMS:
 
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
Written examination: 1 hour and 50 minutes
40% of the qualification
 
Paper 2: Written response to work, grammar and translation
Written examination:1 hour and 40 minutes
30% of the qualification
 
Paper 3: Speaking
Conducted by your teacher & assessed by the Examination board
Total assessment time: between 27 and 30 minutes, this includes 15 minutes of preparation time.
30% of the qualification
A Level
EXAMS
 
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation
Written examination: 1 hour and 50 minutes
40% of the qualification
 
Paper 2: Written response to works and translation
Written examination: 2 hours and 40 minutes
30% of the qualification
 
Paper 3: Speaking
Internally conducted and externally assessed
Total assessment time: between 21 and 23 minutes, this includes 15 minutes of preparation time.
30% of the qualification

Future opportunities

There will be a range of opportunities open to you. Some students choose to do degree courses in languages; others choose to pursue a higher education course in another subject, but choose a language option alongside it. We live in an increasingly global community, and language skills are highly sought-after in the workplace. Having a language at AS or A Level will certainly improve your employability, in particular with companies which have international branches.  Employers know that linguists have excellent communication skills and can rely on them to transfer those skills easily.  There is also of course much personal pleasure to be gained through the travel, understanding of other cultures and places, and opening of your mind to the world which all come with the further study of languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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