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German A2 at University Academy Keighley

Course content

1  Day-to-DayFood, diet, health; Transport, travel and tourism; Current affairs and media2  SocietyRelationships, family, the generation, youth concerns; Social issues, law and justice; Leisure and the arts3  The Working WorldEducation, training and employment; Business and industry; Information technologyAll skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking are regularly practised.  Grammar is revised and extended.  Use of foreign assistants is made to enhance speaking skills.  Literary texts and films are studied at the teacher’s discretion.  Use of ICT is made to reinforce skills.A visit to the target language country or work experience in the target country is strongly recommended.  Students will also need to work independently to improve and expand their knowledge of Germany and its culture

Entry requirements

For a successful transition from GCSE to AS/A2, a grade B or above in GCSE German is desirable.

Assessment

Year Two – A2Unit 3Understanding and Spoken Response in GermanThis unit requires students to demonstrate the effectiveness of their German-language skills by presenting and taking a clear stance onanyissue of their choice. They will be expected to interact effectively with the teacher/examiner, defend their views and sustain discussion as the teacher/examiner moves the conversation away from their chosen issue.  They will be expected to use the language of debate and argument to discuss the issue and will also be assessed for understanding as well as communication and quality of spoken language.35% of AS17.5% of A LevelUnit 4Research, Understanding and Written Response in GermanThis unit requires students to demonstrate skills in advanced level German writing (discursive or creative essay) and translation from English into German. The unit also requires students to demonstrate evidence of independent, advanced-level German language reading and research of a chosen text, play, film or topic area that links to the culture and/or society of a German-speaking country, countries or community.65% of AS32.5% of A level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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