Language

Brampton Manor Academy

Brampton Manor Academy

Success through effort and determination
Executive Principal
Dr Dayo Olukoshi OBE

German

Examination Board: EDEXCEL

What is the aim of the course?

To enable students to develop:

  • an understanding of German in a variety of contexts 
  • a knowledge of German vocabulary and structures
  • transferable language learning skills 
  • the ability to communicate effectively in German
  • awareness and understanding of countries and communities where German is spoken.

What will you study in this subject?

The course is divided into four units.

Unit 1: Listening in German - this unit draws on vocabulary and structures from across the four specified common topic areas.

  • Students will be tested on their ability to understand spoken German.
  • Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding.

It is assessed by a 25 or 35-minute examination and accounts for 20% of the grade.

Unit 2: Speaking in German - this unit is assessed internally under controlled conditions.

  • The focus of the speaking test will be chosen by the teacher in consultation with the student and will relate to one or more of the following themes: media and culture; sport and leisure; travel and tourism; business, work and employment

This unit accounts for 30% of the grade.

Unit 3: Reading in German - students will be tested on their ability to understand written German.  Testing is through a variety of tasks which require a response, written or non-verbal, to demonstrate understanding

It is assessed by a 35 or 50 minute examination and accounts for 20% of the grade.

Unit 4: Writing in German - this unit is completed under controlled conditions and externally marked.  Students must complete 2 separate writing tasks from the following: media and culture; sport and leisure; travel and tourism; business, work and employment

It accounts for 30% of the GCSE grade.

What qualification will I get?

  • GCSE German

 

For additional information, please contact:  Ms S. Garrett