Key Stage 5

Students follow the AQA AS and A2 courses in French and German in KS5.  Uptake is good, with increasingly more students opting to continue to Y13, having done AS.  The courses are as follows:

AS Outline

The AS course covers:

Media: TV, advertising and communication technology

  • Popular culture: cinema, music and fashion/trends
  • Healthy living/lifestyle: sport/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 (70% of AS)

  • Unit 2: Speaking Test.  (30% of AS)

A2 Outline

The A2 course covers:

Environment: pollution, energy and protecting the planet

  • The multi-cultural society: immigration, integration and racism
  • Contemporary social issues: wealth and poverty, law and order and the impact of scientific and technological progress
  • Cultural topic: the study of a target language speaking region/community or the study of a period of 20th century history from a target language-speaking country/community or the study of a novelist/dramatist/poet from a target language-speaking country/community or the study of a director/architect/musician/painter from a target language-speaking country/ community.

The A2 specification has 2 units:

  • Unit 3: Listening, Reading and Writing (35% of A Level)
  • Unit 4: Speaking Test. (15% of A Level)

 

Additional information can be found by following this link: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects