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German A Level at Sherburn High School

Course description

At A level we build on the basic skills acquired at GCSE to use language in more complex situations whether it is enjoying a film, talking about politics or winning an argument.

We base the course on an up-to-date course book with listening material which is written for the AQA specification. Lessons are also supplemented with a huge variety of other materials.

See the world: travel abroad is far more interesting when you can speak the language of the country you are visiting. In French and German lessons, you will learn more about the countries where the language is spoken. There will be opportunities to visit France and Germany during your studies.

Languages mix well: languages go really well with a wide range of topics/ courses that you also choose at A level.

Course content

Unit 1 Listening, reading and translation into English
40% of AS
1hr 45 mins

Unit 2 Translation into target language and writing
30% of AS
1hr 15mins

Unit 3 Speaking test
30% of AS

Year 13

Unit 1 Listening, reading, translation into English and into target language
40% of A level
2hr 30 mins

Unit 2 Written paper; 1 question on the film and 1 question on the book
30% of A level

Unit 3 Speaking test
30% of A level
21-23 mins

Future opportunities

Languages can help you get a good job: “the need for people with language skills in UK businesses has never been higher”/ “one in five UK companies is losing business because it lacks language or cultural skills” – Independent

Unemployment rates are low among those who study a language at university

Average unemployment rate amongst graduates at the end of their graduation year is 7% - for French graduates the figure drops to 4% - Bangor University

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2017
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