German AS A2 at Northampton School for Girls
The main aims of the syllabus are to enable you to understand the spoken and written forms of the language in a variety of contexts and to communicate confidently and clearly in German both through the spoken and written word. The course aims not only to provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation but also personal development by promoting learning and social skills.
What you will do· Work in a variety of ways to develop speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.· Listen to German radio, recorded material, discussions, songs and poems.· Use the internet and videos in groups and independently.· Read articles from newspapers and magazines as well as formal business letters. · Practise speaking to present arguments, express opinions, seek information, and discuss in groups.· Develop a range of writing skills – formal and informal.You may read short extracts from well known writers.
Your qualifications should include a minimum of a grade B in German at GCSE
AS :Unit 1. OralUnit 3. Written paper including listeningUnit 4. Written paperA2 :Unit 5. OralUnit 7. Written paper including listeningUnit 8/9. Essay on chosen topic or coursework essays
Future prospects· You may wish to go on and study languages at university or alternatively combine one language with another subject.· You may prefer to use your language skills as part of a business or commercial course as there are many areas in business and tourism where languages are an asset. You may also like the idea of having a year working abroad – perhaps taking on seasonal work in the tourist industry, or as an au-pair, with a family.· Learning a foreign language gives you confidence and scope for a wide range of challenging opportunities.It can be very useful for international banking or law, teaching and the Civil Service.
Student comment"I chose to continue studying German at AS/A Level as I enjoy the subject immensely. At first, I was afraid of speaking German in case I made mistakes but my teachers are incredibly understanding and helpful."
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northampton School for Girls directly.