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A-Level (AS/A2) in German at Archbishop Holgate's School

Course description

This course is delivered in partnership with All Saints school.

Qualities & Skills students will require: • An interest in both the language and culture of German speaking countries • A desire to develop language skills to a high level • An ability to work with commitment and to work well independently • An active interest in current affairs and contemporary issues of importance • A willingness to participate orally in conversation, discussion and role-play situations • An interest to cultivate links with young people in German-speaking countries A brief outline of the course: The advanced study of German leads the student into a highly stimulating new world of contemporary issues and ideas as seen from the perspective of the German-speaking countries. Students not only develop fluency across the full range of language skills but also develop their ability to understand and respond to important issues that affect society, at home and abroad. In doing so they foster effective study skills that make a positive contribution to their ‘A’ level courses. ‘A’ level German follows a multi-media approach to learning with the newer technologies playing an important role. Up-to-date textual and visual materials combine with a clear progression of language development to ensure that students proficiency is built up in a carefully structured yet ‘stimulating’ way. Students work in a variety of modes, comprising of individual, pair and group work and whole class activities. Whenever appropriate, students are encouraged to take part in events organised by outside agencies and, of course, to spend a period of time in a German-speaking country, for which a variety of possibilities exist. Topics studied during the course range from human-interest items such as patterns of family life, young peoples’ attitudes to school and work and living conditions to more controversial issues that include for example the influence of the media, the phenomenon of modern tourism and cloning. Learning during the modular course will be enhanced through access to supported study in the new Language Resource Centre. Our language assistants can also provide one-to-one coaching What careers can it lead to? Combined with another language and/or other subjects, ‘A’ level German provides a good qualification for careers in Banking, Journalism, Interpreting, Translation, Teaching and Business of all kinds. Students may opt to follow a course in higher education that is language based or a more traditional course combining language and literature.

Future opportunities

Combined with another language and/or other subjects, ‘A’ level German provides a good qualification for careers in Banking, Journalism, Interpreting, Translation, Teaching and Business of all kinds. Students may opt to follow a course in higher education that is language based or a more traditional course combining language and literature.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification contact us on 01904 411341 or email (sixthform@ archbishopholgates.org), your school/college careers staff or get further information and advice from  direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople.   Alternatively please go to the All Saints RC School website for direct information (http://www.allsaints.york.sch.uk/index.php).

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Holgate's School directly.

Last updated date: 01 May 2015
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