THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

German - Key Stage 5

Exam Board: AQA

Contact: Mrs M. Daly

Course Overview

A country of mountains, forests, fairytales, music, poets, philosophers, business, breweries, lederhosen, bratwurst and an intriguing history- what’s not to love? If you feel the same, then A Level German could be for you. This course helps you to develop confident, fluent communication skills in the German language and a thorough understanding of the amazing culture of the countries where German is spoken. There are lots of opportunities to engage in areas of personal interest, such as films, literature, cultural issues and develop a range of linguistic skills, from summarising and reporting back, to translation and critical analysis of literature.

The units at AS will build on familiar topics from GCSE. The main topics are social issues and trends, artistic culture, literary texts and films. The course also combines topics relating to German culture and society.

At A Level you will develop the topics studied at AS but also study aspects of society, multiculturalism and political and artistic culture.

In year 1 we study a film and in year 2 a work of literature.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include Maths and English Lang or Lit Grade 5 + GCSE German 5 (Grade 6 desirable)

Where can German take me?

You might continue on to a degree in German, or to one of the many courses that combine languages with another subject. A language is a transferable skill. Apart from obvious choices such as Translation or Teaching, German is a valuable asset in countless careers, including Science, Banking, Engineering, Business, Politics and Law.

Assessment

AS LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1 - Listening, reading & writing
Paper 2 - Writing
Paper 3 - Speaking
1 hour 45 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
12-14 minutes
45%
25%
30%
A LEVEL ASSESSMENT % OF course
Paper 1 - Listening, reading & writing
Paper 2 - Writing
Paper 3 - Speaking
2 hour 30 minute exam
2 hour exam
21-23 minutes
50%
20%
30%