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Albemarle Independent College, 18 Dunraven Street, Mayfair, London W1K 7FE

GERMAN (EDX)

A LEVEL Course Outline

Why choose Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in German?

We believe languages should appeal to all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel A Level in German has been developed to inspire all students who have an appreciation of the language, literature, film and culture of the German-speaking world.

Inspiring and engaging Themes - our qualification features familiar and popular Themes as well as some new content that provides clear links to some of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of the culture of the target language country and communities.

Popular literary texts and films - we offer a rich choice of literary texts and films that includes contemporary and more classical titles, together with authentic source materials from Germany and the wider German-speaking world.

Rewards creativity - our assessments place an emphasis on spontaneity and grammar, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for students to apply their knowledge independently and creatively. Clear mark schemes encourage students to develop ideas and use language to persuade and analyse and give critical responses in their writing and speaking.

Clear and coherent structure - our qualification has a straightforward structure with four engaging

Themes

Theme 1: GesellschaftlicheEntwicklung in Deutschland Theme 1 is set in the context of Germany only. This theme covers social issues and trends.


German A level Course Specification

Paper 1: Listening, reading and translation

Section A: Listening (24 marks)
A listening assessment based on a recording, featuring male and female German speakers. Students will respond to comprehension questions based on a variety of contexts and sources.

Section B: Reading (24 marks)
A reading assessment based on a variety of text-types and genres where students will have to respond to comprehension questions.

Section C: Translation into English (16 marks)
An unseen passage to be translated from German to English.

Written examination: 1 hour and 50 minutes
40% of the qualification
64 marks

This paper draws on vocabulary and structures across all four Themes. Students are not permitted access to a dictionary during the examination.

Paper 2: Written response to works and translation

Section A: Translation (16 marks)
Students translate an unseen passage from English into German.

Section B: Written response to works (literary texts) (16 marks)
Students must write an extended response on either one or two of the literary texts Students select one question from a choice of two for each of their chosen literary text(s). If a student answers questions on two literary texts then they do not complete section C.

Section C: Written response to works (films) (16 marks)
Students who answer only one question from a literary text in Section B must now write an extended response on one of the film listed. Students select one question from a choice of two from their chosen film.

Written examination: 2 hours and 40 minutes
30% of the qualification
48 marks

This paper draws on the study of two discrete German works: either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film. The literary texts listed include a range of classic and contemporary novels, a series of short stories and plays. All of the films are feature length. This paper includes a translation exercise and two essays on either two literary texts, or one literary text and one film (students must not answer questions on two films). Students are not permitted access to a dictionary or any documentation relating to the works during the examination.

Paper 3: Speaking

Task 1 (discussion on a Theme)
Students discuss one Theme from the specification based on a stimulus containing two different statements. Task 2 (presentation and discussion on independent research)
Students present a summary of the key findings of the written sources they have used for their research and answer questions on this. They then have a wider discussion on their research.

Internally conducted and externally assessed
Total assessment time: between 21 and 23 minutes, which includes a single period of 5 minutes' formal preparation time
30% of the qualification
48 marks

Core Textbook
Edexcel German for AS and A Level
Hodder Publications
ISBN-10: 1471858235

Further reading
http://www.dw.com/en/learn-german/s-2469, www.spiegel.de, zdf and zdfmediatheke https://www.zdf.de/, https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/sta/lon.html www.ard.de, http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv, www.dw.de