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German A Level at Twyford CofE High School

Course description

Students with a keen interest in developing their understanding and knowledge of culture /lifestyles of German speaking countries
 
Students who love communicating with others
 
Students who want to increase their chances of entry at University; languages are a facilitating subject for the Russell Group
 
Students who want to increase their level of employability
 
Students who are prepared to work hard in their study of a challenging but rewarding subject
 
Students with enquiring minds who enjoy the challenge of logical thinking, patterns and
making sense of the world using these skills

Course content

This course aims for pupils to develop their level of fluency by using the language learned in a wide range of contexts, gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on aspects of contemporary society, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving their linguistic level. Pupils also have the opportunity to immerse themselves into the German culture by spending some time in Germany in our partner school in Mönchengladbach (Erasmus Programme).

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 7 in German.

Assessment

Year 12
Paper 1: Listening, reading & writing on aspects of German-speaking society, artistic culture in the German-speaking world and grammar will be assessed in a written exam (1 hour 45 minutes)
Paper 2: Writing on one text or one film from the lists in the specification and grammar will be assessed in a written exam (1 hour 15 minutes)
Paper 3: Speaking on one sub-theme from aspects of German-speaking society and one sub-theme from artistic culture in the German-speaking world will be assessed in an oral exam (12-14 minutes)

Year 13
Paper 1: Listening, reading & writing on the aspects of German-speaking society, artistic culture in the German-speaking world, multiculturalism in German-speaking society, political life in German-speaking society and grammar will be assessed in a written exam (2 hours 30 minutes, 160 marks in total making 40% of A Level).

Paper 2: Writing on one text and one film or two texts from the list set in the specification and grammar will be assessed in a written exam
(2 hours, 90 marks in total with 30% of A Level).

Paper 3: Speaking (individual research project) on one of four sub-themes i.e. aspects of German-speaking society, artistic culture in the German-speaking world,multiculturalism in German-speaking society or aspects of political life in German
- speaking society in an oral exam (21-23 minutes including 5 minutes preparation time, 60 marks in total making 30% of A Level).

Future opportunities

The A Level course develops a range of tranferable and highly sought after skills. It is suitable for anyone who has a natural love of languages, or inquisitiveness about life in other countries. The course also provides an excellent basis for anyone who is interested in pursuing further study or a career in languages.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Twyford CofE High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 December 2017
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