- Topic 1
AS Level German Specification (2660)Please see www.aqa.org.uk for more information.
The AS course will cover:
- Media:TV, advertising and communication technology
- Popular culture: cinema, music and fashion/ trends
- Healthy living/lifestyle: /exercise, health and well-being and holidays
- Family/relationships: relationships within the family, friendships and marriage/partnerships.
The AS specification has 2 units:
Unit 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
Externally Examined Written Paper: 2 hours Weighting: 70% of total AS/ 35% of total A Level marks
Listening, Reading and Writing.
Candidates will answer a range of questions based on approximately 5 minutes of heard material and on a selection of written stimulus texts. They will also respond in writing to a question based on one of the AS topics.
The stimulus material for the Listening sections of specimen Unit 1 is available as a written transcript and as an electronic sound file. The material is not available on cassette tape or on CD. These arrangements apply to the specimen material only. Centres will be informed in due course of the arrangements for the examinations for the new specifications in January 2009 and beyond.
Unit 2: Speaking Test
Speaking Test 35 minutes (including 20 minutes preparation time) Weighting: 30% of total AS/15% of total A Level marks
Candidates will discuss a target-language stimulus card based on one of the AS topics and take part in a conversation covering three further AS topics
- Topic 2
'A' Level German Useful Websites
http://germangrammarpod.blogspot.co.uk/ Excellent Podcases on all aspects of German grammar.
http://www.klar.co.uk/ (Good for most topics and revision of grammar)
http://learningspace.nelsonthornes.com/NT3/common/Login.aspx (To accompany the AQA AS Level German textbook)
http://gut.languageskills.co.uk/index.html (All topics in Y12 and Y13)
http://www.aiglonlanguages.ch/ (some useful information)http://www.dw-world.de/ (useful articles and listening materials including the infamous "langsam gesprochene Nachrichten")
http://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/lp/prj/ifs/alv/enindex.htm (Goethe Institute London - many useful cultural links)
- Topic 3
AS Level German GuideClick here for an electronic version of the AS Level German student guide