Key Stage 4 - German

Aims of the Course

The GCSE in German offered at KSHS is in line with the OCR qualification. The specification gives candidates the opportunity to:

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/gcse-german-j731-j031-j131-from-2012/

Course content / structure

Students are allocated 5 hours per fortnight of timetable time in Years 10 and 11 for their German studies. The course content is divided into 5 modules as follows, with modules 1-3 studied in Year 10 and modules 4-5 studied in Year 11.

Module 1 – Home and local area

Module 2 – Health and sport

Module 3 – Leisure and entertainment (includes online)

Module 4 – Travel and the wider world

Module 5 – Education and work

Assessment information

Unit 1: Listening (German A711) (20% of overall grade)
Candidates listen for, identify and note main points and extract some detail from spoken texts of increasing length, speed and complexity and demonstrate their understanding with a variety of non-verbal responses and some short answers (of one or two words) in English.

Unit 2: Speaking (German A712) (30% of overall grade)
Candidates complete two controlled assessment tasks for two different purposes. They interact with other speakers and present ideas and information. Candidates will be required to respond to some unexpected questions as part of their interaction with other speakers.

Unit 3: Reading (German A713) (20% of overall grade)
Candidates read, identify and note main points and extract some detail from written texts of increasing length and complexity and demonstrate their understanding with a variety of non-verbal responses (in English and the target language) and short answers (of one or two words) in English.

Unit 4: Writing (German A714) (30% of overall grade)
Candidates communicate on two different subjects for two different purposes. They convey information and facts, and express and justify points of view.