Did you know that German is spoken by 95 million native speakers worldwide and is the European Union’s most widely spoken native language? With increased globalisation and the opportunities offered by email, social networking and video-conferencing, a modern foreign language such as German is an enormous asset in many spheres of life and work.
German A Level is a 2 year course which involves the development of four aspects of the language (Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking). It will enhance your understanding of German-speaking countries and their cultural differences.
During the course you will learn through a variety of exercises including reading and listening comprehension from a range of media sources. You will also present information, opinions and arguments either orally or in writing.
The first term includes a diagnostic and bridging course to ensure you have the necessary basic knowledge and skills to achieve your full potential in German.
Course units will include:
You will also study a film and a book, and you will have the opportunity to complete an Individual Research Project (IRP) in preparation for your speaking exam.
Assessments are at the end of the second year and will include:
You will need to achieve at least 5 GCSEs – 2 at Grade 6 including German and 3 at Grade 5 including English.
The Languages programme at Halesowen College is much more than classroom-based activities. The range of extra-curricular events, such as trips to European cities, university language days, master-classes and an opportunity to write to fellow German students will enable you to practice your language skills and develop a deeper understanding of the culture and society of German-speaking countries.
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