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German A Level at St Hilda's Church of England High School

Course description

During the course students will develop their understanding of the spoken and written forms of German from a variety of registers. (Radio recordings, TV recordings, live satellite television, interpret newspapers/magazines, internet).

They will learn how to communicate clearly and imaginatively in German through both spoken and written word, using increasingly accurate complex and varied language. They will increase their sensitivity to language and language learning. They will develop critical insights into, and contact with, the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of countries where German is spoken. They will be offered the opportunity to do work experience in Germany. They will be given the chance to attend lectures directed to post 16 students in universities in the North West.

Course content

AS Modules:
Study of 2 topic areas: Leisure and Lifestyles, The Individual and Society

A2 Modules:
Study of 2 topic areas: Social and Political Issues, The Environment

Entry requirements

Grade C GCSE German, Higher Paper


AS Modules:
Module 1: GN1 Oral (12-15 minutes)
Module 2: GN2 Listening, Reading and Writing skills (2 hours 30 minutes)

A2 Modules:
Module 3: GN3 Oral (15-20 minutes)
Module 4: GN4 Listening, Reading and Writing skills (3 hours)

Future opportunities

The course provides a foundation for the study of German or related courses in further and higher education.

Universities are encouraging Science as well as Arts students to keep up their knowledge of Modern Languages. Languages can be useful in Banking, Broadcasting, Civil Service, Export Sales and Marketing, Insurance, International Organisations, Journalism, Legal Professions, Library Work, Market Research, Public Relations, Retailing, Secretarial Work, Tourism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Hilda's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 12 June 2015

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