German

 

Year 10 German    (10GER)

The course covers various topics both personalised, and useful if travelling in German speaking countries. Some main areas are:

  • My home
  • Finding your way around town
  • Personal plans and invitations
  • Leisure time activities, hobbies and sports
  • School
  • Buying items in shops
  • Eating and drinking
  • Holidays, weather

These are assessed through one end of year examination, a minimum of two speaking tests, one cultural assignment and regular testing of topics.

 

Year 11 German    (11GER)

Topics continue to stress communication, and focus on both personal details and life in German speaking countries.

They include:

  • Holidays and Travel
  • Media preferences
  • Staying healthy
  • Going out
  • Role models

During the year students have two exams as practice for the external NCEA standards, as well as working towards the grades of the two internal NCEA assessments.  They also have regular testing of topics.

Students study four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 1 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS90885  1.3  Interact using spoken German to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations   (5 credits)
  • AS90887  1.5  Write a variety of text types in German on areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS90883  1.1  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken German texts relating to areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits)
  • AS90886  1.4  Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of  German  texts on areas of most immediate relevance  (5 credits) 

 

Year 12 German    (12GER)

This course consolidates learning to date, and uses various themes of interest to pupils to reinforce and extend the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.  Topics studied may include:

  • Family and relationships
  • Health
  • Travel and holidays, including a German speaking country
  • Future plans
  • Fairy stories as a genre
  • German reunification and Berlin

There are two exams during the year as practice for NCEA external assessment, and testing working towards the two NCEA internal assessments, as well as regular testing of topics.

Students study four topics (standards) that count for 20 credits towards Level 2 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • 91124  Interact using spoken German to share and justify information, ideas and opinions in different situations  (5 credits)
  • 91127  Write a variety of text types in German for genuine contexts  (5 credits)

External Standards (Exams)

  • 91123  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken German texts on familiar matters  (5 credits)
  • 91126  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of written/visual German texts on familiar matters  (5 credits)

 

Year 13 German    (13GER)

This is a continuation and development of the year 12 course, and uses various themes of interest to students in order to reinforce language skills and aspects of German life and culture.  Literature is also studied at this level.  Topics studied may include:

  • Film study
  • The environment
  • The media and advertising
  • Short stories
  • Multicultural Germany
  • Creative arts
  • A region of Germany

There are two exams as practice for NCEA external standards and working towards two internal standards as well as regular testing of topics.

Students study four topics (standards) that count for 21 credits towards Level 3 NCEA.  

Internal Standards (Assignments)

  • AS 91550  3.3  Interact clearly using spoken German to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations  (6 credits)
  • AS 91552  3.5  Write a variety of text types in clear German to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives  (5 credits)      

External Standards (Exams)

  • AS 91548  3.1  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken German texts  (5 credits)
  • AS 91551  3.4  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual German texts  (5 credits)
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