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German at Notre Dame High School

Course description

Be different - Learn German. Whilst the number of students learning German is declining nationally, the NDHS German department remains strong, continually achieving excellent results beyond the national average. It is widely recognised that knowledge of a second language is important in today’s society and a knowledge of German is particularly valuable in the science and business world. This course will benefit both those wishing to study languages or those wishing to have a language to support other areas of study. The exam board is WJEC. This course will cover a variety of topics which extend far beyond basic GCSE.
There are 2 major topic areas at AS - “Leisure and Lifestyles” & “The Individual and Society” and a further two at A2 level “Environmental Issues” & “Social and Political Issues”. There is a focus on culture and society throughout the course and A2 also involves the study of modern film and classic literature.
Independent study is essential to the course. A wide range of self-study resources are available in school and also online. It is expected that students attend an additional lesson with the Foreign Language
Assistant, which provides personalised tuition and access to a native speaker. Sei anders, sei Deutschsprachler(in).

How is it assessed

AS – Terminal Exam
Paper 1 Speaking.
Paper 2 Listening, Reading & Writing.
A2 – Terminal Exam
Paper 3 Speaking
Paper 4
Listening, Reading & Writing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years