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German A Level at St Ignatius College

Course description

Year 12

Knowledge and understanding

In year 12 students cover the following topic areas:

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle: health and fitness
  • The world around us: travel, tourism, environmental issues and the targetlanguage speaking world
  • Education and employment

Skills

In year 12 students are required to:

  • listen and respond to a variety of spoken German-language sources, including authentic sources
  • read and respond to a variety of German-language written texts, including authentic sources, covering different contexts, registers, styles and genres
  • adapt their spoken and written German language appropriately for different situations and purposes
  • use the German language accurately to express facts and ideas and to present explanations, opinions and information in both speech and writing
  • understand and apply the grammatical system and a range of structures of the German language
  • transfer meaning from German into English and vice versa.

Year 13

Knowledge and understanding

In year 13 students build on the topics covered in year 12 by covering global issues such as equal rights, abortion, euthanasia, immigration and the death penalty.

Students are also required to read and analyse a literature text and deepen their understanding of all grammatical structures.

Skills

In addition to the year 12 skills, year 13 students are required to:

  • use the German language in speech and in writing to present viewpoints and develop arguments
  • understand and apply the grammatical system and a range of structures in German
  • study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the German-language countries or communities
  • transfer meaning from English into German and vice versa.

Assessment

The AS exams are taken at the end of year 12:

  • Unit 1 – Spoken Expression and Response in German (30%) and
  • Unit 2 – Understanding and written response in German (70%)

The A2 exams are taken at the end of year 13:

  • Unit 3 – Understanding and spoken response in German (30%) and
  • Unit 4 – Research, understanding and written response in German (70%).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ignatius College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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