GERMAN

Unit 1: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: establish and maintain a spoken or written exchange related to personal areas of experience, listen to, read and obtain information from written and spoken texts, produce personal responses to a text focusing on real or imaginary experience.

Content areas include: classroom communication, relationships, music and fashion, technology, alcohol and drugs, sport and fitness, nutrition, health, travel, tourist information and traffic.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Classwork (30%)
2. Coursework (40%)
3. Examination (30%)

Unit 2: Semester 2

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: participate in spoken or written exchanges related to making arrangements and completing transactions, listen to, read and extract and use information and ideas from spoken and written texts, give expression to real or imaginary experience in written or spoken form.

Content areas include: the weather, environment and pollution, recycling, German Schools, after school, studying at University, current topics in education; part-time work; the changing face of work and various professions.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Classwork (30%)
2. Coursework (40%)
3. Examination (30%)

Unit 3: Semester 1

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: express ideas through the production of original texts; analyse and use information from spoken texts; exchange information, opinions and experiences.

Content areas include: fairy tales, World War II, resistance in World War II; the divided Germany; guest workers, foreigners and emigrants; asylum seekers; reunification of Germany; Bavaria – a German state; equal opportunity; animal experiments; stem cell research, cloning, in-vitro fertilisation.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

The student undertakes a detailed study during Units 3 and 4 which is examined at the end of the year.

Unit 4: Semester 2

This unit is designed to extend students’ knowledge and skills in understanding, speaking and writing the language.

Students are required to: analyse and use information from written texts, respond critically to spoken and written texts which reflect aspects of the language and culture of German-speaking communities.

Content areas include: dependence and addiction; eating disorders; smoking bans and debates of legalisation; the role of women in work; life balance; East Germany: life in a surveillance state; the Stasi and flight stories.

Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework – Unit 3 (25%)
2. Coursework – Unit 4 (25%)
3. Oral Examination (12.5%)
4. Written Examination (37.5%)

 

GERMAN PATHWAY AT GGS

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