German

 

Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

While continuing your study of the German language and developing your language skills on this course, you will gain insight into the history, culture and social issues facing German speaking countries today. The first year of the course concentrates on topics which link to and stretch beyond subjects covered at GCSE, whilst in the second year you will discuss and debate more controversial social and political issues. The exciting, revised specifications provide the excellent opportunity to enjoy and discover German film and selective, engaging and accessible German texts in both Y12 and Y13.

With a chance to develop not only communication and comprehension skills, but also to hone translation from and into German, this course is designed to nurture multiple language skills. The 1st year will not be externally assessed, and we thoroughly recommend that students consider a language for breadth and towards career prospects in our global, multilingual society. A Level components are both assessed at the end of the two years and there is a substantial oral component in the exam. You will access regular conversation lessons with our German Foreign Language Assistant to improve your fluency, whilst gaining up-to-date insights into current affairs. Thanks to our 40+year-old exchange programme with Bad Kreuznach, students are also able to take part in Work Experience to improve their German further and immerse themselves in German language and culture during Y12. It can be an invaluable way of increasing language skills as well as building up personal contacts and real experience of modern German life.

 

If you have any questions please contact Head of Department lorna.blacklock@patesgs.org

 

German Student quotes