German AS A2 at Elizabeth Woodville School
‘The multi-media course which provides both challenge and interest.’
Modern Foreign Languages changes its direction in the Sixth Form. It is now a broad, interactive course, which allows the student to develop their language and communication skills whilst exploring many contemporary issues and current affairs. You will be able to discuss anything from sport and fashion to fair trade with the Third World. You will learn to think and express yourself in French/German/Spanish and will be expected to read authentic materials like newspaper articles and to listen to radio, DVD and TV. You will develop your writing skills from formal letters to longer essays. There may be opportunity to travel abroad to enable you to expand your knowledge and understanding of the languages studied. You will also have some input in the topics studied. Even chatting about last night’s TV schedule has value. The courses broad nature supports and underpins many other sixth form and further education courses (see Career Paths).
It is advisable that students wishing to enter an Advanced Level course should be aiming to achieve at least a B grade in that subject at GCSE level. For non GCSE subjects such as Psychology and Sociology a grade C in English is a requirement. It is advised that students sitting the Advanced courses in Maths and Science should have sat the Higher GCSE papers, achieving an A/B grade.
The AS Level consists of three units, which will cover broad subject areas firmly rooted in the culture of the country and will involve both oral and written examinations. The A Level consists of three further units involving oral and written examinations and coursework.
Career pathsAny language is a valuable subject to study and will combine happily with most careers or provide a career in its own right either at home or abroad. It combines very well with a great many combined degree courses such as Law with French, Chemistry with German, Theatre Studies. Many linguists also pursue careers in the media, leisure and tourism, journalism, publishing, teaching and law.
Quotes from our Ofsted Report 2003 ‘Students are well motivated independent learners’ ‘Teachers are expert linguists who challenge students and bring out the best in them’ If numbers should prove too small to make a course economically viable it may be possible to delivery modern language courses by a video conferencing or distance learning.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.