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German Unit 3 and 4


German Units 1 and 2.

Course Description

In 2017 German was removed from our Year 7 offerings. Students will not be able to enrol in Year 12 German after 2020.  

Students develop their ability to:

  • use German to communicate with others;
  • understand and appreciate the cultural contexts in which German is used;
  • understand their own culture/s through the study of other cultures;
  • understand language as a system;
  • make connections between German and English, and/or other languages;
  • apply German to work, further study, training or leisure.

Areas of study

Themes and Topics

  • The Individual: incorporating personal identity, school and aspirations, and leisure and lifestyles.
  • The German-speaking Communities: incorporating people and places, past and present, and arts and entertainment.
  • The Changing World: incorporating the world of work, youth issues, and tourism.

Grammar and Vocabulary

  • The formal aspects of language such as grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary.
  • Linguistic elements and the rules related to them.

Text Types and Kinds of Writing

  • The structured way in which language is organised in both speech and writing.
  • The ways in which kinds of writing are realised in the context of different text types.


Unit 3 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Express ideas through the production of original texts. A 250 word personal or imaginative piece. 20
Analyse and use information from spoken texts. A response to specific questions, messages or instructions, extracting and using information requested. 10
Exchange information, opinions or experiences. A 3-4 minute role-play, focussing on the resolution of an issue. 20
Total Marks 50


Unit 4 Outcomes Assessment Tasks Marks Allocated
(school-assessed coursework)
Analyse and use information from written texts. A response to specific questions, messages or instructions, extracting and using information requested. 10
Respond critically to spoken and written texts which reflect aspects of the language and culture of the German speaking communities. A 250 word informative, persuasive or evaluative written response, for example a report, comparison or review. 20
A 3-4  minute interview on an issue related to texts studied. 20
Total Marks 50

Overall Final Assessment

Graded Assessment Title Assessment Exam Duration Contribution to Study Score (%)
1 Unit 3 Coursework School-assessed   25
2 Unit 4 Coursework School-assessed   25
3 Exam: Oral component October 15 mins 12.5
4 Exam: Written component November 2 hours 37.5


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