What is it?
The study of German is an exciting chance to develop a wide range of skills through a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into the culture, society and history.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
Innovative teaching methods, with authentic resources, will fully immerse you in the German culture. Passionate teaching will ensure an inspiring and engaging experience.
What skills will I develop?
- Develop techniques for boosting your memory
- Improve listening skills
- Enhance problem-solving skills
- Increase creativity
- Improve confidence and social skills
- Make you more tolerant towards others
How will I be taught?
Passionately, supportively, innovatively and interactively.
How will I be assessed?
100% exam at the end of year 2:
Paper 1: Reading, listening and translation 50%
Paper 2: Writing 20% Paper 3: Oral 30%
Your German teacher is a native speaker and has had a wide and varied experience
of teaching. This has ensured the tutor approaches the subject in an empathetic and
supportive way. A range of authentic and up-to-date materials, and trips abroad
provide full immersion in the subject.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
An opportunity to visit a German speaking country to support your learning.
Where does it lead?
Learning German can open up many more employment opportunities, even if not opting to continue the subject to degree level. The majority of A level German students at Blackpool Sixth further their studies to degree level and most combining with another subject, e.g business, law, tourism, French. Others opt to take other routes such as joining the army or spend a gap year travelling.
AQA AS/A2 grammar book £5 (per year), Kerboodle online subscription £10 (per year), “Der Vorleser” costs £5. You will need to have a copy of the text (your tutor will recommend versions throughout the year). We are also on the technology for learning scheme so you will need to have access to a device to enable you to work collaboratively in class and access a range of digital resources.
Grade 5 in GCSE German is preferred.
What will I study?
- Aspects of German-speaking society
- Artistic culture in the German-speaking world
- Literature and film
- Multiculturalism in German-speaking society
- Aspects of political life in the German-speaking world