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German at The Regis School

Course description

Opting for German A level will allow you to:

• Develop the knowledge and skills you acquired at GCSE level and use the language learned in a wider range of contexts.

• Gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on aspects of contemporary society.

• Enhance your employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment of improving your linguistic level.

Course content

The course will cover the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing with emphasis on both practical communication and grammatical accuracy. Language learning will take place within a list of topic areas, all of which will be studied in the context of German culture and society.

Year one - AS - 3 units, units 1-3

Year two - A2 - 3 units, units 4-6

The topic areas for AS and A2 will require students to develop knowledge and understanding through the language of study of aspects of the society, culture and history of the country or countries where the language is spoken, studying one theme at AS and two themes at A2 level from each of the following areas of interest:

• Social issues and phenomena

• Politics, current affairs and history

• Intellectual culture, past and present

Entry requirements

at least grade B and above in German

Assessment

The As course will be assessed at the end of Year 1 and the A2 at the end of year 2. The AS qualification will not count towards the final grade of the A level. Students will be assessed in the following areas:

• The ability to demonstrate a sound understanding of spoken and written German

• The ability to respond effectively and accurately in spoken and written German to questions and prompts on a range of topic areas

• Knowledge and understanding of German grammar

• Knowledge of at least one German cultural topic

A speaking examination conducted by the teacher and a combined listening, reading and writing examination at both levels are the likely elements to feature in the final assessments for both AS and A2.

Future opportunities

Degree in German, international studies, tourism, business Career in tourism, business, teaching, journalism, fashion, translation and these are just a few...

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Regis School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017