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A Level German at Townsend CofE School

Course description

COURSE CONTENT
At AS level, students will have the opportunity to extend their skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the study of materials related to contemporary Germany, Austria or Switzerland. Topics included are the family, leisure, education, the media, the environment, immigration and multiculturalism.
At A2 level, students continue to develop their competence in language and explore further social, cultural and political issues. In addition a literary text or topic may be studied.

LEARNING METHODS AND ASSESSMENT
Grammar is taught both on its own and through language topics. The topics are presented and explored through spoken and written texts and exercises leading to discussion and written assignments. In the oral exam, students will research and present a topic of their choice from the listed modules. Literature, if studied, is analysed in class through essays written in German.
Both AS and A2 are assessed by final exam in June, testing all skills.

EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS
Students should have an interest in one of the German speaking countries and/or be informed about its history, culture and current events.
Students should preferably have also made a visit to the country concerned.
Students must attend conversation lessons with the assistant, as well as have the self-discipline to learn vocabulary and master German grammar.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
Average GCSE point score 5.0 or above.
Grade B or above at GCSE German, including a B grade in the reading and writing exams.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Townsend CofE School directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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