Aims of the course
- To develop an understanding of German in a variety of contexts.
- To develop a knowledge of the vocabulary and structures of the language.
- To develop transferable language learning skills.
- To develop the ability to communicate effectively in the language.
- To develop awareness and understanding of countries and communities where the language is spoken.
- To offer enjoyment, a sense of achievement and intellectual stimulation.
What will I learn?
Among the many benefits, A-Level in a Modern Foreign Language is designed to encourage you to:
- Develop the knowledge and skills acquired at GCSE level and therefore use French/German/Spanish in a wide range of contexts
- Gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society
- Enhance their employment prospects, facilitate foreign travel and experience the enjoyment and motivation of improving their linguistic level.
- Students benefit from approximately ten hours of teaching every two weeks in addition to a conversation lesson with a language assistant from the beginning of October until May.
- The Modern Foreign Language Department has a language Laboratory equipped with the latest technology and resources to support the independent learning of our students.
- Our A-level students can also take advantage of a range of reading and listening resources to maximise their learning.
- You will also study a film and a text in the language you are studying.
- 60% of UK trade is with non-English speaking countries
- Customers addressed in their mother tongue are three times more likely to buy
Student Focus: Jaspreet
“Taking a language has given me a great set of transferable skills that have certainly helped me in my other A-level subjects”
Why did you choose German?
We are very lucky to have teachers who are hugely passionate about German and their positivity certainly motivates me. Questions are always welcomed and there is a great deal of support available both inside and outside the classroom. I also take English Literature and the overlap of skills learned in both subjects mean that I have been able to build upon my essay-writing, communication skills and knowledge of different cultures; the mix of challenging and enjoyable has a very manageable balance.