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Languages - German - A Level AQA

Develop your linguistic competence and knowledge of contemporary German culture and society through stimulating topics of genuine relevance to young adults, in a course that is highly valued by businesses and H.E. institutions. The individual research project for the speaking exam at A Level will allow you to explore a subject of particular personal interest relating to Germany or the German-speaking world.

Year 1
Unit 3.1.1 – Aspects of German –speaking society –the changing state of the family; the digital world; youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television.
Unit 3.2.1 – Artistic culture in the German –speaking world; festivals and traditions; art and architecture; cultural life in Berlin, past and present.
Unit 3.3 – Grammar
Unit 3.4.1/2 - Literary text of film

Year 2
Unit 3.1.2 – Multiculturalism in German-speaking society; immigration; integration; racism
Unit 3.2.2 – Aspects of political life in the German –speaking world; Germany and the European Union; politics and youth; German reunification and its consequences
Unit 3.3 – Grammar
Unit 3.4.1/2 - Literary text or film
Unit 3.5 – Independent research project

Taught Through:
Discussions; Self/Peer Assessment; Presentations; Documentaries

What could you be?
Business Executive; International Lawyer; Banking and Finance; Translator; Journalist; Teacher; Government Services; Engineering; Travel Services.
Where could you go?
Most universities offer a variety of languages/degree courses. As an EU citizen, you also have the right to study anywhere within Europe.
Recent student destinations: Herriot-Watt - German/French Translation; University of York - German/English, German/Maths; University of Bath - Languages & European Studies; University of Leeds - Linguistics & French.

Entry Recommendations:
Grade 6 or above in German GCSE.
Assessment:
A Level: 100% exams

Simon Lewis
lewiss@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk
Tracey Jones
jonest@budmouth.dorset.sch.uk

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