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German A Level at The Axe Valley Community College

Course description

The course covers a wide variety of topics enabling students to talk and write in German, to understand more about the language and culture of German-speaking countries and offers a significant skill in this global economy for future employers.

Course content

AS – Year 12 Students will study aspects of daily life such as the family, food, health, obsessions, addictions and transport. Other topics include Leisure and Entertainment, Communication and Media and Education and Training. A2 – Year 13 This course focuses on Society including integration and exclusion, law and order and unemployment. Students will also study the Environment, Science and Technology and Culture.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades at GCSE plus B in German.

Assessment

AS Unit 1: Speaking: 12-15 minute speaking test, a discussion of topics and a general conversation, accounting for 20% of overall A level marks Unit 2: Listening, Reading & Writing: a two hour 30 minute examination accounting for 30% of overall A level marks A2 Unit 3: Speaking: 15-20 minute interview accounting for 20% of overall A level marks Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing: a 3 hour examination accounting for 30% of overall A level marks.

Future opportunities

You could go on to study a number of different degree subjects that would consider this A Level as a very strong subject to have learnt, not just a German degree. You could go on to a variety of roles in businesses here and abroad, in different Industries looking for German speaking employees and interpreters. Learning a language is deemed very fashionable, academic and well considered.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Axe Valley Community College directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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