Sixth Form German

At A-level pupils benefit from the advantages of small classes & are taught by two teachers, each of whom is responsible for a particular area of the specification. In addition our pupils have weekly timetabled lessons with the language assistant to improve their oral skills. The course book used is Zeitgeist. We prepare pupils for the AQA examination.

AS Examinations

Unit 1-Listening, Reading & Writing
70% of AS, 35% of A Level
2 hr written examination
110 marks
Unit 2- Speaking Test
30% of AS, 15% of A Level
35 minutes speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation)
50 marks

AS topics studied in Year 13 are:-

  • Media (Television/Advertising & Communication technology)
  • Popular Culture (Cinema/Music & Fashion)
  • Healthy Living/Lifestyle (Sport & exercise/Health & well-being/Holidays)
  • Family/Relationships ( Relationships within the family/Friendships/Marriage & partnerships)

A2 Examinations

Unit 3-Listening, Reading & Writing
35% of A Level
2hr 30 minutes written examination
110 marks
Unit 4- Speaking Test
15% of A Level
35 minutes speaking test (including 20 minutes preparation)
50 marks

A2 topics studied in Year 14 are:-

  • Environment (Pollution/Energy/Protecting the planet)
  • The Multicultural Society (Immigration/Integration/Racism)
  • Contemporary Social Issues (Wealth & poverty/Law & order/Impact of scientific & technological progress)

Two cultural topics are also studied:-

  • A target language-speaking region/community
  • An author from a target language-speaking country/community