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The aims of the German course
This two-year course
aims to develop the students' speaking, listening, reading and writing
skills to the same high standard, leading to the examination offered by
the AQA Board.
We aim to build upon the oral strengths of GCSE in
order to provide students with the means to express their ideas through
the language. The use of German as the principal means of communication in
the classroom plays an important part in this and in preparation for
role-play, discussion and general conversation in the final exam.
ultimate objective is to convey to students the joy of working with words
and language as well as preparing them for particular examination
Hier spricht man Deutsch!
AS level German
to follow on naturally from GCSE, this one-year AQA course places
virtually equal emphasis on each of the four language skills - listening,
reading, speaking and writing. As students develop their knowledge of
German, they learn about Germany, the country and the people. We are
satisfied that this course will not only provide future language
specialists with a good foundation but will also enable students of a wide
range of disciplines, from the creative arts to science and technology, to
develop a useful auxiliary skill.
The AS course consists of two
modules. The modules cover the four language skills - speaking, listening,
reading and writing. They will all be taken at the end of the year.
will also study the grammar of the language to help you to understand more
complicated structures. First year students are encouraged to take part in
the exchange and/or to opt for a work shadowing placement.
Specification at a glance
If you continue
into the second year of German you will take a further three modules at
the end of the year to gain an A-level qualification. The four language
skills - listening, reading, speaking and writing are again tested.
topics for this year are designed to extend your knowledge of the AS
topics and to encourage you to think independently about moral and social
There is very little new grammar this year as it is a
consolidation year where you will be expected to develop your fluency and
A2 Specification at a glance
We have a link with the Ernst Barlach Gymnasium in Unna,
North-West Germany, and A1 students are encouraged to participate. The
German students come to Greenhead in February and our students spend a
week in Germany in April.
We also offer
work shadowing placements in Unna. These are undertaken either during the
exchange week or during Greenhead's work shadowing week in June. Most
types of placement can be found providing students give us sufficient
notice of their requirements.