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A Level German at Fulford School

Course description

It is our aim to help students to converse in German and to understand
written and spoken German from a wide range of sources and media
e.g. the internet, podcasts, newspapers and magazine articles, Television
and radio. We want to foster first hand contact with the people and
culture of German speaking countries and thus organise visits to plays,
films and lectures. It is imperative for those wishing to study a language
to have some contact with the target language country; we offer a work
experience programme for Year 12 students in Germany – an exchange
or a visit would also be of great benefit.
The course has been designed to give students a profound understanding
of German. Not only will they develop their grammar and vocabulary
but also their understanding of how people live and use language on
a day-to-day basis. The key topics are Media, Popular Culture, Healthy
Living/Lifestyle, Family/Relationships, Environment, the Multicultural
Society and Contemporary Social Issues. . Two chosen topics are also
studied in-depth.
The course is assessed by examinations in listening, speaking, reading
and writing.


Entry requirements

- An openness to and interest in other countries
- A desire to find out about the world around us and current affairs
- The ability to work both in a group and independently
- An interest in the structure of languages
- The readiness to participate in class discussion in German, regardless
of language limitations
- Grade B in German

Future opportunities

Germany is a key player in Europe and so being able to speak the
language fluently puts students at a huge advantage and opens the door
to living and working abroad. Many university courses allow students
to study a course abroad for a year so having an A-Level in a language
makes that easier. German is highly valued in business and engineering as
well as sectors such as tourism.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years