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Higham Lane School

Higham Lane School



EBacc option 

If you enjoy communicating with other people, finding out how languages work and learning about different countries and cultures, studying GCSE German is an excellent choice for you! You will be adding an international dimension to your choice of Key Stage 4 subjects, which is something many universities and future employers look for, particularly now that a language qualification is required as part of the English Baccalaureate. 

What Will You Do?  
You will be able to talk about yourself, and share your interests, ideas and opinions with other people who speak German.  
You will learn more about the countries where German is spoken.  
You will learn many skills which are useful in a wide range of future careers, such as the ability to communicate clearly, being confident about speaking in public and using problem solving techniques.  
You will build on key topics covered in Key Stage 3 and move on to new topics. 

How Will You Do It? 
Whole class teaching, group work, paired work and independent tasks build up your subject knowledge and increase your fluency in the language. All four key skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) are practised throughout the course. 

What Qualifications Can You Obtain? 

Students are entered for either Foundation or Higher tier for all skills with GCSE grades 9 to 4 available on the Higher tier and grades 5 to 1 available on the Foundation tier.

How Will Your Work Be Assessed?

1. Listening

Listen for and note the main points from a spoken text - Written examination in June of Year 11 - 25% 

2. Speaking 

Spoken examination in April/May of Year 11 - 25% 

3. Reading

Read, identify and note the main points from a written text (e.g. adverts, newspaper, magazine articles, and literary texts) - Written examination in June of Year 11 - 25% 

4. Writing 

Written tasks for a variety of purposes and in a range of contexts - Written examination in June of Year 11  - 25%

For further information, please contact your German Teacher, Mrs Finley, Subject Leader for Modern Foreign Languages or Miss Hampton, Assistant Subject Leader for Modern Foreign Languages.


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