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German A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

As languages are a life skill and German is the third most widely used language in business as well as the third most widely learnt modern foreign language within the European Union, there are a wealth of opportunities in both higher education and the job market.

Course content

In Year 12 you will be studying the following contemporary issues: social issues in Germany and politics and culture in German speaking countries. You will also study one German film.

This will allow you to:

  • Have a grasp of many complex grammar structures and your use of German will be much more accurate
  • Have a deeper knowledge of culture as well as contemporary issues in the German speaking world
  • Be able to articulate your opinions and thoughts much more accurately and with a much extended vocabulary

In Year 13 you will be studying the following issues: social issues in Germany, politics and culture in the German speaking world, immigration and multi-culturalism in Germany, German reunification. You will also study one literary work

This will allow you to:

  • Be able to discuss and argue contemporary issues in a mature and complex fashion
  • Be able to discuss a piece of literature both in writing and speaking
  • Have extended your vocabulary considerably by preparing for the final essay task
  • You will be taught through various authentic documents (including internet and film)
  • You will be working independently at times but often in pairs and groups
  • You will be asked to complete projects which will demand some good organisational skills and independence of mind
  • You will be asked to make whole class presentations on a topic of your choice, to a small group of people, on a regular basis
  • Grammar: you will be using a grammar book as reference material
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in a study trip to Berlin in Year 12 and 13

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved grade B or above in German.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cherwell School directly.

Last updated date: 01 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years