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German A Level at St Ivo School

Course description

In this stimulating course, using up-to-date materials from newspapers, magazines, radio, television and the internet, students study the language and current issues in German speaking countries. Additional lessons with a German Assistant will focus on improving conversational skills and confidence.

Course content

On the A level course, students study the following: • Aspects of German speaking society such as the changing state of the family, the digital world and youth culture • Multiculturalism in society such as immigration, integration and racism • Artistic culture such as festivals and traditions, art and architecture and cultural life in Berlin • Political issues in Germany such as the German reunification and its consequences, youth and politics and the European Union • Students will also study a film in depth as well as a piece of literature.

Entry requirements

Entry to St Ivo Sixth Form is dependent on attitude to learning and behaviour as well as examination performance. This is set out in a separate document called “Sixth Form Entry Requirements” which is available on the school website. Some subjects will also have subject specific requirements.

Future opportunities

Language qualifications at A Level are highly regarded amongst employers in general and in an increasingly international world can give them significant advantage over monolingual competitors in the job market. Successful completion of A level in a language entitles students to apply for: pure language degrees, diplomas, certificates at colleges or universities, joint degrees with language as one element. Alternatively, students with an A level in German can apply for work which requires specific language skills such as in travel and tourism, marketing and sales, hotel and catering, journalism or transport.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ivo School directly.

Last updated date: 12 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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    • St Ivo School is situated in the town of St Ives. The sixth form offers nearly 40 subjects at a variety of levels and produces excellent exam results leading to students achieving their higher education and employment outcomes.