German

SUBJECT German
WHAT COURSE DO I FOLLOW? EDEXCEL German
WHAT WILL I STUDY?

GermanStudents will be given opportunities to take part in activities in German that, where appropriate, combine two or more of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. When a spoken or written response is expected, it should be in German, except where a response in English is necessary, e.g. when interpreting.
Students will:

  • learn how to communicate in German
  • acquire language skills
  • develop language-learning skills and knowledge and understanding of the language
  • increase their cultural awareness

Topic Areas:

  • media and culture
  • sport and leisure
  • travel and tourism
  • business, work and employment

Students studying the course will cover all areas.

DETAILS OF FORMAL EXAMINATION

Assessment will be in the form of controlled assessments and terminal examination at either foundation or higher level.

There will be external examination papers in listening and reading (40%). Speaking and writing will be assessed through controlled internal assessments (60%).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Students may have the opportunity to e-mail pen friends using their personal e-mail account.

A German assistant will work with small groups of students.

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