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German A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

The course aims to further develop a range of practical language skills already learned at GCSE, to enable students to better understand and communicate in written and spoken German. It has been designed to motivate and engage students in their learning of the language and will also stimulate their interest in and awareness of, the society and culture of the German-speaking world. It provides opportunities for students to develop their communication, critical thinking and creative skills and focuses on how the German-speaking society has been shaped both socially and culturally. It is designed to meet the future needs of candidates in terms of employment and entry requirements for further study. There is the opportunity to take part in a work-placement exchange with our partner school in Osnabrück, Gesamtschule Schinkel, during Year 12, which is a highly valuable opportunity to develop speaking skills and cultural knowledge, and an outstanding addition to students’ CVs.

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Programme of Study

At AS Level students will study:

Social Issues and Trends
Aspects of German-speaking society

Artistic Culture
Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

Literary texts and films

At A2 Level students will study:

Social Issue and Trends
Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

Political and Artistic Culture
Aspects of politics in the German-speaking world

Individual Research Project

Students will also develop their ability to translate in and out of German, as well as deepen their grammatical knowledge, setting them a solid foundation for university and beyond.

Entry requirements

GCSE graded 9-6 in German.

Future opportunities

In addition to linguistic ability, students should have an interest in the cultural aspects of the Germanspeaking world. The course is suitable for students who are interested in pursuing a career with an international dimension, as well as those who understand the importance of language skills in the competitive global economy. Language skills are highly-valued by many employers in Derby and beyond, such as Rolls-Royce, and open up endless employment opportunities both in this country, and worldwide.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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