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German A2 at King David High School

Course description

There are four main areas that will be studied during the course: Social issues and trends (which will include: Advantages and otravelling and studying abroad, impact of travel on society, local culture and festivals in Germany and German speaking countries), political, intellectual and artistic culture (which will include: Entertainment, music and the arts, media and digital culture and youth sub-cultures, trends and personal identity), diversity and difference (which will include: Migration and integration, cultural identity and marginalisation, cultural enrichment and celebrating difference and discrimination and diversity) and the making of modern Germany: 1989 onwards (which will include: Initial and subsequent process of reunification, social cohesion in present-day Germany, artistic and political movements and economic impact of a unite Germany.

You will study a film or a text to prepare for the writing component.

Entry requirements

You must have a ‘minimum of a grade ‘C’ at German GCSE.

You should have an interest in other countries and cultures.

You should enjoy speaking and giving opinions and should have an interest in current affairs.


No dictionarires are allowed in any unti to be examined.

Listening and Reading

Section A: Listening; section B: Reading; section C: Translation (English to German, Germany to English).

This is worth 50% of the final mark


You will be assessed on your ability to write essays on the studied text/film. Two essays will be required. This unit is worth 20% of the final mark.


You will be assessed on your ability to give a presentation of an independent research project, followed by a discussion about your presentation. This will be followed by a discussion based on a written stimulus card. This will constitute 30% of the final mark.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year