In Year 11 students will be building on their previous two years of GCSE study and preparing for their exams. In addition to regular focus on exam skills and practising example questions, they will continue to learn language across all the specification areas.
Students are following the new AQA GCSE specification, which is graded using the new numerical Grades 9 - 1. The four skills (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing) are assessed in exams only at the end of the course, with each skill counting for 25%.
Here are some useful resources to assist with your revision:
The following website contains all the vocabulary you need to know for the German GCSE exam. There are also a number of sample exam papers so that you can practise your skills.
Please click here for some more useful languages web-sites.
The specification covers three distinct themes. These themes apply to all four question papers.Students are expected to understand and provide information and opinions about these themes relating to their own experiences and those of other people, including people in countries/communities where German is spoken.
Theme 1: Identity and culture:
Topic 1: Me, my family and friends
- Relationships with family and friends
Topic 2: Technology in everyday life
- Social media
- Mobile technology
Topic 3: Free-time activities
- Cinema and TV
- Food and eating out
Topic 4: Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities
Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest :
Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region
Topic 2: Social issues
- Charity/voluntary work
- Healthy/unhealthy living
Topic 3: Global issues
- The environment
Topic 4: Travel and tourism
Theme 3: Current and future study and employment:
Topic 1: My studies
Topic 2: Life at school/college
Topic 3: Education post-16
Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions