Rickmansworth School Sixth Form Prospectus

Examining Body - AQA LINEAR

GERMAN

REQUIREMENTS - GCSE LEVEL Grade 7 in German or Grade 6 in consultation with Subject Leader

ADDITIONAL COSTS - Approx Bilingual Dictionary £25 Textbook £30

Students are encouraged to travel abroad at least once during their course and take advantage of the opportunities offered to participate in a work experience programme in Germany. The cost of such trips is approximately £500.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

ASSESSMENT A LEVEL - comprised of three exams: COMPONENT 1 Listening, Reading &Writing Exam 160marks 40% of A Level mark COMPONENT 2 Writing Exam 90marks 30% of A Level mark COMPONENT 3 Speaking Exam 90marks 30% of A Level mark

Students study technological and social change, looking at the multicultural nature of German speaking society. They study highlightsof German-speakingartisticculture, includingart and architecture, and learn how Germany’s political landscape was formed. Students explore the influenceof thepast onpresent-day German-speaking communities. Throughout their studies, they learn the language in the context of German-speaking countries and the issues and influenceswhich have shaped them. Students study texts and film and will have the opportunity to carry out independent research on an area of their choice. Assessment tasks will be varied and cover listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics covered: • The changing state of the family • The digital world • Youth culture • Immigration • Integration • Racism • Festivals and Traditions • Art and Architecture • Cultural life in Berlin, past and present • Germany and the European Union • Politics and Youth • German re-unification and its consequences In addition A Level students study either two texts or one text and one film from a given list.

PROGRESSION

Translation, Interpreting, Linguistics, Teaching, Finance, Food and Drink, Law, Sales and Marketing, Transport, Tourism and Leisure, Public Sector, International Organisations; including the UN and the EU institutions.

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