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AS/A2 Modern Foreign Languages: German at St John Fisher Catholic College - Trinity Sixth Form

Course description

At AS level there are four general topics:

· Media:Television, Advertising, Communication Technology

· Popular Culture: Cinema, Music, Fashion

· Family Relationships: Friendships, Marriage

· Healthy Living: Sport/Exercise, Holidays

At A2 there are three general topics and two special topics:

· Environment: Pollution, Energy, Protecting the Planet

· The Multicultural Society: Immigration,  Racism

· Contemporary Social Issues: Wealth and Poverty, Law and Order, Impact of Science and Technological Progress

Two Special Topics

· Berlin - a Divided City

· A Study of the Region of Saxony


Course content

The four skills of listening, speaking  reading, and writing are practised in every topic area. All basic grammar rules are re-visited and new grammatical concepts are integrated into the topic areas. The learning of irregular verbs and vocabulary is also essential. The use of internet sites are encouraged to improve Study Skills outside the classroom.


Entry requirements

Grade B at GCSE in German



AS Paper 1 and Paper 2 are in the summer of Year 12.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (2 hours)

Paper 2: Speaking Test with an external examiner

(15 minutes + 20 minutes preparation time)

A2 Paper 3 and Paper 4 are in the summer of  Year 13.

Paper 1: Listening, reading and writing (2 ½ hours)

Paper 2: Speaking Test with an external examiner

(15 minutes + 20 minutes preparation time)


Future opportunities

An A level in German is a highly regarded qualification towards university entrance requirements. Germany is vital to the UK as a trading partner, and having good language skills will considerably widen your employment prospects. In many employment fields such as Marketing, Finance, Tourism at least one modern language is a must. It is an extra skill which will set you apart from other job applicants.


Further information


Lessons in The Trinity Sixth Form are taught in two blocks, a morning and an afternoon, with a flexible lunchtime in between. Some students will find that all of their subjects will be taught in the same school, while others may choose subjects taught in another school.

Transport will be provided free during the lunchtime, so you don't have to worry about getting from morning to afternoon classes. Free before and after transport is also available to and from your home school if required.


German will be taught at the St John Fisher Site.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St John Fisher Catholic College - Trinity Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 12 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years