German - A Level at The Latymer School
At AS level students are encouraged to broaden their minds and develop knowledge and skills that enable them to discuss topics like Youth Culture and Concerns, Leisure and Fitness, Tourism and Environment as well as Education and Work from a more refined and unbiased point of view. Our two week work experience exchange in Bielefeld and trip to Berlin give students the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of topics studied as they stay with a peer and host family and experience living and working in Germany first hand. In lessons, students learn to weigh up, develop and communicate new aspects of familiar issues in preparation for engaging in more sophisticated topics at A2, which places a strong focus on current affairs, film, literature and controversial issues in society. Year 13 also study ‘Der Besuch der Alten Dame’ (‘The Visit’), a play by Swiss author Friedrich Dürrenmatt, and the film ‘Goodbye Lenin’ for their research based essay.
We teach advanced grammar throughout the whole AS and A2 courses. Students are taught by two classroom teachers as well as attending fortnightly group and individual sessions with our German Assistant. We encourage students to make good use of the opportunities to sample German culture that London has to offer and try to organise excursions such as for example a trip to By the end of year 13 students are usually reaping the benefits of their advanced language studies and feel confident and prepared to continue German at university and and/or spend time studying and working abroad.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Latymer School directly.