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GCSE German

What qualification will this course lead to?

GCSE German (AQA). This is a two year course.

What topics will I study?

You will study a range of topics in order to develop your understanding and communication skills. Topics include the subjects of new technology, the media and keeping fit.

What understanding and skills will I develop?

By the end of the course you will have developed skills in the four areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. You are also encouraged to develop effective use of German for the purposes of practical communication. The course will also give you an insight into the culture and civilization of German-speaking countries.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through one reading and one listening exam at the end of your two year course (40%). During the course you will also do two writing and two speaking assignments (60%).

What can this course lead to?

Students have the possibility of further studies in languages including AS or A Level.

Education is not the only area of employment where language competencies are needed. The travel industry, engineering, communications, international law, economics, publishing, advertising, entertainment, the business world, scientific research, and a broad array of service sectors all have needs for people with foreign language skills. In fact there is a great and increasing demand in the workplace for people who can speak languages other than English. Learning another language opens up new opportunities and gives you perspectives that you might never have encountered otherwise.