GCSE German

Why study German?

You will learn about German culture and will be able to communicate with young people of your own age in their own language Königslutter which recently celebrated 50 years.

Studying German will provide you with an enviable skill. It will benefit you when you come into contact with German-speaking people both at home and abroad.  It is an excellent subject to combine with all A level courses. Universities look favourablly on students who have a GCSE in languages.
You will study German in relation to:

  • Identity and culture
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest (with a focus on German speaking culture)
  • Current and future study and employment

At the end of the course you will speak German and you have learnt to:

  • communicate more successfully
  • be confident when problem solving
  • use ICT successfully in German
  • work successfully as a team member
  • improve your own learning and performance
  • deepen cultural knowledge

You will be entered for either Foundation or Higher papers. You will take a paper in the skills of reading, listening and writing. You will do one short speaking test. 

Listening and reading papers (25% each): You will listen to and read messages, dialogues, announcements, discussions, narratives etc. in German on a CD.  In the reading paper, you will also have to translate a short text from English into German.
Speaking test (25%): You will have to complete three tasks in your speaking test. Firstly you will have to take part in a role play scenario, where you will have to ask and answer questions. Secondly you will have to discuss a photo card and four related questions. Thirdly, you will have to take part in a conversation, partly prepared and partly unprepared,
Writing paper (25%): you will have to respond in German to a range of written tasks. Your knowledge of and accurate application of grammar and structures will be assessed. Part of the writing paper is a translation into German.