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German AS at Hayes School

Course description

The Modern Foreign Language German course is designed for students interested in languages and communication who enjoy learning about other cultures and ways of life. The course will also be appropriate for those interested in the business world, travel and tourism, in journalism and the media. There are a number of options in the course where students can choose a topic/question to suit their interests. Students will have countless opportunities to use the department’s digital language resources to develop speaking and listening skills and independent learning. Students are expected to read widely in the foreign language and to keep up-to-date with current affairs via newspapers and satellite television (available at school). They are also strongly encouraged to participate in study visits to the relevant country, e.g. on work experience. Courses are offered in German at Advanced Subsidiary level (one year course) and at Advanced level (two year course). AS level - Unit 1 - Oral discussion (10 minutes) Unit 2 - Listening, reading and writing (2½ hours external examination)

Entry requirements

4 GCSE B grades, including B in this subject

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in German, which could lead onto higher education in German, other languages or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to German or European Languages such as a Teacher, Translator, or you may wish to use your German to study or work over in Germany. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the travel and tourism sector.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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      Exit M25 at Junction 4 (signposted A21 Bromley & Orpington)
      Continue on A21 towards Bromley. Turn left onto A232 towards Hayes and Croydon. Turn right into West Common Road the main school entrance is on West Common Road.


      Parking on site is limited and allocated to staff.
      Visitor bays are available at the entrance to the school

      BY RAIL

      We are located just up the hill from Hayes (Kent) Station (Connections from Lewisham or direct from Charing Cross). After exiting the station, walk right on Station Hill past the New Cross Inn, then walk up Ridge Way until you reach West Common Road. Turn right and walk along until you reach the school on your left.

      BY BUS

      The following buses serve the local area:

      146 Downe - Keston - Hayes - Bromley

      119 Bromley - Hayes - West Wickham - Shirley - Croydon - Croydon Airport

      138 Bromley - Coney Hall

      353 Ramdsen Estate - Hayes -Addington Village

      314 New Addington - Hayes - Bromley - Elmstead Woods - New Eltham - Eltham