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The A Level course in German centres on effective communication (both spoken and written), as well as giving students an insight into the culture and traditions of the German Speaking countries. Students studying German at The Henley College are exclusively taught by native speaker teachers and in the second year have additional time for speaking practice with the language assistant. One lesson per week will take place in the language laboratory in order to enhance listening comprehension skills, as well as allowing students to research cultural topics or current affairs issues relating to Germany (or German speaking countries).
Oral and written papers combining listening, reading and writing.
Standard entry requirements, plus Grade 5 in GCSE German or a similar level of competence. Grade 5 in GCSE English and grade 4 in Maths.
A dictionary for work at home is advised plus optional field trips.
You may be required to complete an activity before you start in order to help introduce you to the subject. Check back in the summer term for more details.
During the first year, the following broad topic areas are covered: The changing nature of family, the digital world, aspects of German-speaking society, artistic culture in the German speaking world. You will also study a contemporary German film.
In the second year, two new themes are covered: migration, integration and racism; Germany and the European Union, multiculturalism in German speaking society, aspects of political life in the German speaking world and you will study a literacy text.
All students will have the opportunity to participate in the annual visit to Berlin.
You are also encouraged to supplement your programme with the Extended Project.
Find out about The Extended Project
A key course for students planning to study or work in a German speaking country or continue on to university to study languages and related subjects. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level. Languages are of growing significance in our globalised world and multi-lingual employees are highly sought after by organisations worldwide. Alternatively, students may consider direct entry into related employment.
There are a wide range of opportunities for students who can speak another language, including roles in international business, translation/interpretation, editing/proofreading, travel and tourism, hospitality, foreign service and teaching.
A key course for students planning to study or work in a German speaking country or continue on to University to study languages and related subjects. It also provides a strong grounding for those wishing to pursue many other subject areas at degree level. Languages are of growing significance in our globalised world and multi-lingual employees are highly sought after by organisations worldwide.
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I came to The Henley College from Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre. I chose German to gain further proficiency in the language and discover German culture through the syllabus. I also knew that the lessons would be taught by native speakers, and this influenced my decision greatly as I enjoy practising my language skills. The part of the course I enjoy the most is learning about life in Germany and German culture. I also enjoy the weekly speaking practice sessions with the German language assistant.
I would like to study German at university with the aim of becoming fluent and perhaps living and working in Germany one day!