Sixth Form German

German

You would start in Year 12 with the course which has been designed to follow on from GCSE and use the skills you have already acquired. You will study a variety of topics relevant to the modern world with special reference to countries where German is spoken, including:

Aspects of German-speaking society: current trends

  • The changing nature of family
  • The cyber-society
  • Youth culture

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

  • A culture proud of its heritage
  • Art and architecture
  • The culture of Berlin

There are 3 exams at the end of the year; a speaking test and 2 involving listening, reading and writing, including translation into English and German.

In Year 13 you will sit 3 further exams to gain you a full A Level; one in speaking and 2 in listening, reading and writing, including translation into English and German and writing about 2 set books or a set book and a film form the prescribed list. Topics in this second year of study include:

Aspects of German-speaking society: current issues

  • Positive features of a diverse society
  • Life for the marginalized
  • How criminals are treated

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world

  • Teenager, the right to vote and political commitment
  • Demonstration, strikes –who holds the power?
  • The reunification and its consequences

In addition to their timetabled periods each student has a weekly conversation class with the Language Assistant, a native speaker, either individually or in a small group.