German IB at Impington Village College
The IB recognises the major role of languages in the world by insisting that students take at least one foreign language (known as Language B) at either higher or standard level. It is essential that all students should have at their command more than one language and that they should learn to think internationally. The apprenticeship of learning a foreign language is both a training for later language acquisition and a testing ground for tolerance, in that it will by its very nature teach new ways of thinking and of looking at the world.
The aims of the Language B programme at both higher and standard levels are t develop your powers of expression in a second language; provide you with an efficient tool for the study of other subjects; bring you into contact with ways of thought which differ from your own.
Language B - Higher and Standard Levels
This is a course intended for students who are seeking breadth and an international outlook.
In a foreign language at IB you will be exploring many themes relating to aspects of contemporary society such as the changing nature of the family, the impact of leisure, the role of the media and social issues such as immigration, racism, youth culture.
You would be extending your language skills from listening to and speaking the language, reading journalistic, literary and informative texts either printed or web- based and writing a mixture of exercises and essays.
You will be assessed in a number of different ways: listening, written text handling, essay writing and oral. The oral component is assessed internally by your teacher in the final year of the course.
Visiting a foreign country is an integral part of your foreign language course. We normally expect our Year 12 students to take part in an exchange in the country of the language studied. There is no doubt that a stay in a foreign household is of the utmost importance linguistically; it considerably enhances fluency in a language and improves overall comprehension, as well as giving unique insight into everyday life in that country.
We currently have exchanges with: Gymnasium Gernsheim, Gernsheim, Germany;
We have had considerable success with admission to universities. At Impington you will get dedicated teaching from committed, lively and experienced teachers and further opportunity to practise with native Laguage Assistants. We pride ourselves on getting to know our students well and giving them individual attention.
Students need to have studied German to a good GCSE or level 2 equivalence.
For the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB), a student should be a general all-round student, with at least 7 6-grades or higher at GCSE or level 2 equivalent and have a 6 grade or more in the subject s/he wishes to take at IB diploma higher level or as IB single-subject certificate.
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.