Sixth Form Entry Criteria:
A minimum of 5 9-5 GCSE grades, which must include a grade 5 or above in either English Language or English Literature. If students do not have a grade 4+ in GSCE Maths they will be required to re-sit this qualification.
Special Entry Requirements:
Students must be prepared to work long hours outside lesson time to regularly review the topics covered.
English Language or English Literature 5
All assessments are to be taken at the end of Year 13.
|Assessment|| Topic|| Duration||Value|
|Component 1 ||Speaking Exam||21 - 23 minutes (including 5 minutes’ preparation)||30% of qualification and worth 60 marks.|
|Component 2 ||Listening, Reading and Translation||2 hours 30 minutes|
50% of qualification and worth 100 marks.
|Component 3||Critical and analytical response in writing||2 hours: A study of two works: One book and one film, leading to 2 written essays: ||20% of qualification and worth 40 marks.|
How do I prepare?
1) Read the specification and know what is expected of you during the 2 year course:
- Click on ‘Download’ underneath the ‘A Level German Specification’.
- There are also links below which give further information on the film (“Good Bye Lenin!”) and the novel (“Der Vorleser”) which you will be studying:
View Website 1
View Website 2
2) Know your basic verbs and grammar rules:
- Recap basic rules on how to conjugate verbs into the present, past and future tenses. You can use your grammar book or your revision guide from GCSE German to help you with this; alternatively, have a go at some of the grammar tasks online on SAM Learning, BBC Bitesize or S-cool.
3) Know some topic-based vocabulary:
- Click on the links below to view the most common vocabulary, phrases and verbs from the first few A Level topics. Can you accurately remember some of the vocabulary?
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Course Leader of German
Miss C Lascelles