Students should have achieved at least a Grade 6 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 and the 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 stewards, 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’ favourite part of the course, providing the chance to live abroad and become fully immersed in the culture.
|A Level Assessments at the end of Year 13||% of A level|
|Paper 1 - Listening, Reading and Writing (2.5 hours)||50%|
|Paper 2 - Writing based on Film/Literature (2 hours)||20%|
|Paper 3 - Speaking—Individual research project||30%|
Topics covered in both years:-
1. Social issues and trends (family life / the digital world / youth culture)
2. Political and artistic culture (festivals and traditions / art and architecture / Berlin cultural life / European Union and Germany)
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.
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