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German at Waldegrave School and Sixth Form

Course description

Global communication has never been more important. Studying languages at A Level develops communication skills, broadens horizons and enhances future career opportunities. Employers consistently rank skills in modern foreign languages as among the most desirable in an ever-competitive global jobs’ market.

Who would it suit?

If you love languages, through higher level study at A Level you will develop your oral fluency and conversation skills through a range of stimulating and absorbing topics, while extending and perfecting your grammatical knowledge.  All lessons are taught entirely in German.

“Nothing beats communicating in a foreign language. Studying languages changed – and continues to change – my perception of the world.”

Course content

At AS, the core content is: Social issues and trends: Familie im Wandel ; die digitale Welt ; Jugendkultur : Mode, Musik und Fernsehen; Artistic culture: Feste und Traditionen ; Kunst und Architektur; Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute; and the film Good-Bye, Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, 2003)

At A Level, the core content is: Social issues and trends: Familie im Wandel ; Die digitale Welt» ; Jugendkultur: Mode, Musik und Fernsehen; Einwanderung ; Integration; Rassismus;

Artistic culture: Feste und Traditionen; Kunst und Architektur; Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute ; Deutschland und die Europaïsche Union; Die Politik und die Jugend; Die Wiedervereinigung und ihre Folgen; Grammar; and the film Good-Bye, Lenin (Wolfgang Becker, 2003) and the play Der Besuch der alten Dame (Friedrich Dürrenmatt)

Assessment

At AS, an oral examination, Paper 3, (that involves a discussion based on two stimulus cards); Paper 1, a listening, reading and writing examination and Paper 2, a writing examination. At A2, an oral examination (including an individual research project); and Paper 1, listening, reading and writing and Paper 2, a writing examination.

Future opportunities

A languages or joint language degree at university, a wide range of careers in international companies and foreign travel, teaching, journalism, the arts, finance and almost any field.

Further information

Enrichment opportunities include films and talks (at the BFI, Goethe Institut), exhibitions and conferences Year 12 self-organised work experience opportunity to Germany ; and a work experience opportunity in Year 13.

Who to contact for more advice?

Mrs Mullan

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 03 October 2016
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