German A Level at Darrick Wood School
During this two-year course, you will study two authentic German language resources (a text and a film) and will study aspects of the contemporary societies, cultural backgrounds and heritages of German-speaking countries. You will also have opportunities
to develop your understanding and awareness of spiritual, moral, ethical, environmental, health and political issues.
You will extend and develop your knowledge of the grammar and vocabulary of German and will use this to speak, write, read and listen to the language.
In addition, you will also be able to equip yourself with transferable skills such as autonomy, resourcefulness, creativity, critical thinking, and linguistic, cultural and cognitive flexibility that will enable you to proceed to further study or to employment.
A Level Themes
Theme 1 - Social issues and trends: Evolving society in Germany
The world of work
Theme 2 – Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture in the German-speaking world
Festivals and traditions
Theme 3 – Social issues and trends: Immigration and the German multicultural society
Integration and multiculturalism
Economic and social impact of migration
Theme 4 – Political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture: German reunification
Society in the GDR before reunification
Germany since reunification
Grade 6 in GCSE German
Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics
Unit 1 - Listening, reading and translation
(40% of A level)
Unit 2 - Writing and translation
(30% of A level)
Unit 3 - Speaking
(30% of A level)
As it is spoken as a first language by more people than any other language across Europe being able to communicate in German can enhance any career. Speaking German is also of great social value in business and tourism as well as being a requirement for many jobs in export/import, financial services, secretarial work, tourism and teaching. In addition, there is a need for specialist interpreters and translators.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Darrick Wood School directly.