German

Lessons will be conducted as much as possible in German. You will read a wide variety of materials from textbooks, magazines and newspaper articles.

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Course Summary for German Linear A level 2019-20

Exam Board: AQA

What does the course involve?

Year 12 Topics Year 13 Topics

Social issues and trends - Aspects of German-speaking society

• Familie im Wandel
• Die digitale Welt
• Jugendkultur: Mode, Musik und Fernsehen

Political and artistic culture - Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

• Feste und Traditionen
• Kunst und Architektur
• Das Berliner Kulturleben damals und heute

Social issues and trends - Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

• Einwanderung
• Integration
• Rassismus

Political and artistic culture - Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world

• Deutschland und die Europaïsche Union
• Die Politik und die Jugend
• Die Wiedervereinigung und ihre Folgen
• Vertiefung

 

We will also study a film in Year 12 and a literary text in Year 13. Students will also undertake an Individual Research Project in Year 13, which will form a large part of their oral exam.

How will you learn?

Lessons will be conducted as much as possible in German. You will read a wide variety of materials from textbooks, magazines and newspaper articles. You will listen to course materials including radio and television extracts. The Internet will support your learning, in the availability of additional authentic listening and reading materials. You will sometimes work individually but will also participate in pair/group work.

What exams and coursework are involved?

The AS Level exam comprises The A Level exam comprises
Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (45%)
Paper 2: Writing Exam (25%)
Paper 3: Speaking Exam (30%)
Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing (50%)
Paper 2: Writing Exam (20%)
Paper 3: Speaking Exam (30%)
Sixth Form Open Evening - German