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German at Fort Pitt Grammar School

Course description

Entry Requirements Students will need to have a grade 6 in German at GCSE. Why should I study German? An A Level qualification in a modern foreign language will enable you to develop a wide range of skills and increase your cultural awareness of the target language country as well as developing your language skills to a high level. What will the course involve? The linear A level in German will involve: Study of social issues and trends and political and artistic culture in Germany and other German speaking countries. Development of four main language skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing). Translation – both from and into German. Study of at least one film and at least one novel / play in German from the specification list of set films and set texts. German A level will be assessed through three examinations including a Speaking Test; Listening Reading and Writing paper and a Critical and Analytical Response in Writing paper. It is possible to take an AS Level examination in German. This is worth 40% of the A Level. How might this course complement others? Languages combine well with a wide range of subjects and although a challenge will equip you with skills for life. In addition to being an asset which could be useful in a range of work situations languages are always useful when travelling for pleasure. How will this subject be useful in the future? Universities and employers value students with language qualifications. An A Level in a modern foreign language will make you stand out and could give you a significant advantage when applying to University or in your chosen career.

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Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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  • Start date: Next September