German at Swanwick Hall School
COURSE STRUCTURE - AS LEVEL
Unit 1: Speaking
Unit 2: Listening, Reading and Writing 1
Aspects of daily life
• The family: different structures and relationships; living conditions
• Food, drink, health, obsessions and addictions
• Transport: trends and patterns in usage
Leisure and entertainment
• Tourism and related themes: tourism as a changing phenomenon; tourism and the environment
• Leisure activities: aspects of cultural life, e.g. film, theatre; the arts as part of leisure time.
Communication and media
• Communication technology: patterns and changes to communication in daily life
• Media, e.g. written press; radio; television
Education and training
• School and school life: individual experiences local and national concerns
• Work and training: individual experiences; school to work preparation, transition and aspirations.
COURSE STRUCTURE – A2 LEVEL
Unit 3: Speaking
Unit 4: Listening, Reading and Writing 2
• Integration and exclusion: age; gender; race; religion; equality of opportunity
• Law and order: trends of crime and punishment; civil unrest; policing
• Unemployment: causes and consequences
• The individual and the environment: recycling; reducing individual energy usage and impact; local conservation
• Energy management: alternative energy sources; changing use of fossil fuels; nuclear energy; changing energy demands
• Pollution: causes; consequences; solutions
• Conservation of the natural world: changing habitats; impact of man and pollution; local, national or global initiatives.
Science and technology: impact and issues
• Medical progress: development and change – impacts on health care, lifestyles, ethics and beliefs
• Scientific advances: change and innovation – impacts and issues on society, knowledge, education
• Technological developments: change and development – impacts on lifestyles, habits, work and education.
• Literature and the arts: trends, changes, influences and impacts on individuals and society
• Political issues: changes at local and national level; impacts on the individual and society
• Heritage and history: influence and impacts of heritage and historical events on contemporary society.
In order to access this course students must have achieved a minimum of A* - C in 5 different subjects including English and Maths at GCSE Level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swanwick Hall School directly.