|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level German||MFL||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students should have achieved at least a B in German at GCSE.
In this course students develop linguistic competence in spoken, listening and written German; they also further develop their awareness of German culture and will learn various study skills as a preparation for work and further study. Authentic German materials including magazines, newspapers, books, internet are used.
Many companies require skilled linguists and they actively seek to recruit students with good qualifications in a language. From ski-instructors to lawyers, football managers to holiday reps, teachers to air hostesses, a good qualification in a language can improve your job prospects to an employer.
Many Universities also offer study abroad for a year when students can use their language skills in a working environment. This is usually the students’ best part of the course, providing the chance to live abroad, and become fully immersed in the culture.
AS units in Year 12 % of AS
Paper 1 Listening, Reading , Writing 1h 45min 40%
Paper 2 Writing—translation/film & text study 30%
Paper 3 Speaking (12-14 min) 30%
A level units in Year 13 % of A level
Paper 1 Listening, Reading and Writing 2.5 hours 40%
Paper 2 Writing 2 hours based on Film/Literature 30%
Paper 3 Speaking—Individual research project 30%
Topics covered in both years:-
1. Social issues and trends
2. Political and artistic culture.
Only 1 in 10 careers with languages is in fields such as interpreting and teaching. Whether destined for a career in commerce, accountancy, in the travel industry, medicine or engineering, a language should be considered as an invaluable skill.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900