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German A Level at Chadwell Heath Academy

Course description

Students study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of German speaking society. They will study highlights of German-speaking artistic culture, including art and architecture, and will learn how Germany’s political landscape was formed. Students will explore the influence of the past on present-day German-speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they will learn the language in the context of German-speaking countries and the issues and influences which have shaped them. Students will study texts and film and will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

Course content

Topics covered at AS Level German:
Aspects of German-speaking society:
- The changing nature of the family.
- The digital world.

Youth culture:
- fashion and trends, music, television.

Artistic Culture:
- Festivals and traditions.
- Art and architecture.
- Cultural life in Berlin, past and present.

Topics covered at A-Level German:
All AS level topics are covered at A-level and also:

Multiculturalism in a German-speaking society:
- Immigration.
- Integration.
- Racism.

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world:
- German and the European Union.
- Politics and youth.
- German reunification and its consequences.

Assessment

AS
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation into English– 40%
Paper 2: Writing (on a book or film) and translation into German-30%
Paper 3: Speaking – 30%

A2
Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation into English and German - 40%
Paper 2: Writing : assessed on a book and a film – 30%
Paper 3: Speaking – based on individual research and themes studied–30%

 

Future opportunities

German will complement most other subjects for example Business Studies, Economics, Law, Geography, History, Media Studies, Sciences, or another language, German A-level offers an entry into higher education and many career opportunities including business careers, banking and finance, law, the tourist industry, work abroad, teaching, interpreting and translation work. Having German at an advanced level will make you a much more attractive prospect to future employers and opens up opportunities to work abroad.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chadwell Heath Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2017
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