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 and produce a written text in German relating to personal experiences.

The Content areas are based on the themes of The Individual and The World Around Us. Topics areas include classroom communication, duties and rights, relationships, family, technology, alcohol and smoking, sport and hobbies, health and traffic, German Schools; after school, completing an apprenticeship, studying at University, current topics in education.

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

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework (50%)
2. Examination (50%)

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 respond in writing in German to spoken, written or visual texts presented in German; analyse and use information from written, spoken or visual texts to produce an extended written response in German; and explain information, ideas and concepts orally in German to a specific audience about an aspect of culture within communities where German is spoken.

Content areas include the German speaking communities and the world around us. Topic areas include industriousness and relationships at work; working in other parts of Europe, benefits at work, part-time work, leisure time; a business success story and a booming economy; concerts, music and pop culture, fashion, earning money with music; the media, changing face of tv, printed books or e-books, new technologies – blessing or curse, cyber mobbing.

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

ASSESSMENT
1. Coursework (50%)
2. Examination (50%)

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: participate in a spoken exchange in German to resolve a personal issue; extract information from three or more written, spoken or visual texts and create written responses to specific questions or instructions in German; create an extended original piece of personal, informative or imaginative writing in German to express ideas, thoughts or responses on an aspect of the selected subtopic.

The content is based on the themes of The Individual, The German-speaking Communities and The World Around Us. Topic areas include fairy tales, traditions and customs, Bavaria – a German state; equal opportunity; animal experiments; stem cell research, cloning, in-vitro fertilisation. Dependence and addiction; smoking bans and debates of legalisation.

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

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 share information, ideas and opinions in a spoken exchange in German; analyse information from written, spoken and viewed texts for use in a written response in German and present information, concepts and ideas in evaluative or persuasive writing on an issue in German.

The content is based on the themes of The German-speaking Communities and The World Around Us. Topic areas include the environment and resources; World War II, resistance in World War II; the divided Germany; guest workers, foreigners and emigrants; asylum seekers; reunification of Germany; Regular exposure to our native language assistant in small conversation groups helps the students to develop their oral skills.

The student undertakes to present an object which can be spoken about in detail at the external oral exam.

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

German
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