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German

Minimum Entry Criteria

Essential: 7 in German

Board

Edexcel

Outline of the Course

  • Component 1 - Listening, reading and translation: Students will be asked to transfer meaning from a number of audio texts and reading texts through multi choice questions, gap filling and question and answer type responses. The translation includes translating one text from German to English
  • Component 2 - Written response to works and translation: This paper draws on the study of two discrete German works: one literary text and one film. Students also translate an unseen passage from English into German
  • Component 3 - Speaking: Students will be assessed on their ability to use a range of language accurately, communicate and interact effectively, summarise and analyse findings from written sources relating to their research project, and show knowledge and understanding about the culture and society where the language is spoken

Components include the following topics:

  • Social issues and trends in Germany, artistic culture (through music and festivals and traditions as well as media), immigration and the aspects of a multicultural society in Germany, and political culture in modern Germany since the reunification
  • Texts and films – Ich fühl mich so fifty fifty (novel) and Goodbye Lenin (film)

Assessment

 

Type of Assessment

Duration

Weighting

1

Examination: Listening, reading and translation from German to English

2 hours

40%

2

Examination: Writing assessment – based on text and film and translation from English to German

2 hours 40 minutes

30%

3

Examination: Oral assessment – discussion on chosen topic followed by discussion based on a stimulus card

21-23 minutes

30%

Sixth-Form-Programme-of-Courses-2023.pdf