What will be studied?
Students will study a wide range of interesting topics relating to the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries. This falls into three themes of study:
Theme 1: Identity and culture
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment
Who will this course suit?
This course is suited to all students, but it helps if they have an interest in other cultures and broadening their horizons. Students will be using and developing a range of soft skills as well as learning another language. In the ever-developing world, it is now more important than ever to learn a foreign language – and employers are looking for this skill too!
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How is the course assessed?
GCSE German is assessed through terminal exams, which means there is no coursework and all exams are taken at the end of Year 11.
The course is made up of four main skills areas, all of which are worth 25% of the course. They are:
Unit 1) Listening
Unit 2) Speaking
Unit 3) Reading
Unit 4) Writing
This course is offered at Foundation and Higher tier.
What will this qualification lead to?
GCSE German will prepare you for further language study at A-Level and beyond. Employers, colleges and even some university degrees now require that you study a language at GCSE and this course will help develop communication and listening skills, preparing students for the world of work.