German

A level

Examination Board: AQA

Specification: 7662

Course Leader: Mr A Blagona

Contact Email: ablagona@tgschool.net

What Will I Study?

Aspects of German-speaking society:
The changing state of the family, The digital world, Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television.

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society: Immigration, Integration, Racism,

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world: Festivals and traditions, Art and architecture, Cultural life in Berlin, past and present.

Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world: Germany and the European Union, Politics and youth, German re-unification and its consequences.

Entry Requirements

Students require a Grade 5 or above at GCSE German, or substantial experience of speaking the language either at home or while living abroad.

Assessment

Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Translation

Paper 2: Written response to works and Translation

Paper 3: Oral (discussion of an issue and research-based project)

Where Next?

A wide range of careers where a language is a useful extra such as accounting, public relations, journalism, advertising, law, international marketing, administration and many more in this increasingly global world. In addition, more traditional language routes include translating. As part of your course you will be able to do a Work Experience placement in Germany, during that time you will live with a family and work in area of your interest.

Please note

During this course you will read and listen to authentic German language materials and will study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of a country where German is spoken. You will have opportunities to develop your understanding and awareness of spiritual, moral, ethical, environmental, health and European issues.

Department Staff

Mr A Blagona Assistant Headteacher, Director of Teaching School Contact
Mr L Hurtado-Read Teacher of Languages Contact