Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 33
EXAM BOARD: Edexcel
- Possible exchange visit to Bocholt
to explore ideas for Independent
- Visits to study days and plays.
- Weekly one-to-one with Language
Studying German at A Level provides students with an excellent awareness of German language and culture and the
opportunity to improve on fluency gained at GCSE. The thought-provoking films and literature studied on this course will
help students to engage critically with intellectually challenging and stimulating material in its original language whilst the
translation element helps with mastery of grammar.
The course is suitable for students who are willing to embrace a different culture, who are willing to work very hard,
enjoy a challenge, have an open mind, are prepared to think and are passionate about all things German.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Year 1: Theme 1: Nature and the Environment, Education, the World of Work. Theme 2: Music, media, the role of festivals
and traditions PLUS study of a film, such as 'Goodbye Lenin!', 'The Wave', and 'Lives of Others'.
Year 2: Theme 3: Immigration and multiculturalism in Germany, life in East Germany. Theme 4: Life in East Germany,
reunification and Germany after Reunification. PLUS study of a literary text - a play and/or novel.
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
A level German can be the basis for study at university and for work, such as graduate or apprentice schemes in the City.
Germany is our largest trading partner in Europe, so you will improve employability. Study for a degree in German, or
combine with another subject, e.g. Russian, Law, Economics, Management, Politics. Few students nationally take
German A level, so there is a real opportunity to stand out.
Grade 7 German GCSE.
Listening (30 marks), reading (30 marks),
translation (20 marks) to English 2hrs.
Written response to works (2 essays x 50 marks)
and translation into German (20 marks) 2hrs 40.
Speaking (21-23 mins/5 mins preparation)
Stimulus card and Independent Research Project.