German

 

Year 9 German    (9GER)

This course is for students who have studied little or no German at intermediate school.  The students learn to communicate in German about themselves, family, friends, pets and personal likes and dislikes.  They also learn numbers, times and dates.  Cultural information about Germany and German speaking countries is included in the course.  There is a strong focus on communication and intercultural competence.

 

Year 10 German    (10GER)

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

  • Leisure time activities, hobbies and sports
  • The importance of learning languages
  • School
  • My home
  • Buying items in shops
  • Eating and drinking
  • Holidays, weather

These topics are assessed through unit tests.  We cover each of the four MYP criteria twice over the year.  These criteria are listening, reading, writing and speaking.

 

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
  • Austausch - Virtual Exchange
  • The Amazing Race - the importance of languages
  • Media preferences
  • Staying healthy
  • Going out

During the year students have unit tests and internal assessments each term which will focus on the four key skill areas - listening, reading, writing and speaking.

 

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

Internal assessments focus on communication and the external assessments focus on comprehension.

Internals will be worked on throughout the year and the final submissions are made at the end of Term 3.  There will be allocated class time for these but students may also need to work on them in their own time.

Students sit four Level 2 standards, worth a total of 20 credits.

Internal Standards

  • 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

  • 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:

  • Our World - Environmental Issues
  • Education
  • Short stories
  • Multicultural Germany
  • Film study

Internal assessments focus on communication and the external assessments focus on comprehension.

Internals will be worked on throughout the year and the final submissions are made at the end of Term 3.  There will be allocated class time for these but students may also need to work on them in their own time.

Students sit four Level 3 standards, worth a total of 21 credits.

Internal Standards

  • AS91550  3.3  Interact clearly using spoken German to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations  (6 credits)
  • AS91552  3.5  Write a variety of text types in clear German to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives  (5 credits)

External Standards

  • AS91548  3.1  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken German texts  (5 credits)
  • AS91551  3.4  Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and/or visual German texts  (5 credits)
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