German

Specification AQA

Why study German?

Not only is German an enjoyable and rewarding language to study, it is also valuable commercially as the German-speaking countries provide our largest customer base in Europe. Studying German at A level is the natural way to further your knowledge enabling you to use it in its spoken and written form and acquire an insight into how language is learnt. You will also gain considerable contacts with and insight into the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of the countries where German is spoken. German links well with many other subjects. Occupations in which students can use German include: journalism, business, tourism, government services, teaching, engineering, marketing and law.

What will I study?

In addition to developing and extending the vocabulary and grammatical concepts studied at GCSE, you will also study and acquire specific knowledge of contemporary society with topics such as the environment, the media, young people, work, and the cultural and social issues of German-speaking countries. You will also have conversation time with the Foreign Language Assistant.

How will I be assessed?

The course is examined through 3 module examinations in June (Unit 1: Listening, Reading and writing; Unit 2: Writing and Unit 3: Speaking.)

Course expenses

You will be asked to buy a grammar book (approx. £10), a vocabulary book (approx. £5) and a novel (approx.. £8). Any visits that are arranged will be priced as they come up.

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