German - Year 12 and 13
German A level - WJEC - specification code A820QS
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This is a two year course leading to a full A level in German.
As well as timetabled German lessons, there will also be allocated time with a German speaker to prepare for the Speaking examination.
The course teaches students to communicate in the written and spoken language. There is also a strong emphasis on developing an understanding of the social, cultural and commercial background of Germany and other German speaking countries.
Students are assessed at the end of year 13 through an oral examination (30%), a listening, reading and translation paper (50%) and a writing paper (novel and film) (20%).
Lessons are interactive with a strong emphasis on speaking and writing skills. Extended writing tasks are frequently set for homework relating strongly to work covered in class.
Students are also encouraged to read and listen to German independently and travel to Germany if possible.
Key dates 2018
|Year group||What students will be learning||Important dates/ deadlines||Trips/ visits||Revision/ catch-up sessions|
Work, Media, art, film and music
Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei – AS film for exam essay
|Mock exams week beginning 8 January||Strasbourg EU Parliament visit- 7-10 February||
See teacher for spring term revision sessions and lessons after school
Germany after 1989
Das Leben der Anderen – A2 film for exam essay
Oral exam preparation and revision
|See teacher for spring term revision sessions|