Learning a new language allows you to connect with different people and their cultures. You think, communicate and create ideas through language.
German is widely spoken in Europe, in countries such as: Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland and, of course, Germany. It is one of the ten most spoken languages in the world. Germany is the biggest economy in Europe and the fourth biggest in the world. So, there are plenty of opportunities to use German in a wide range of industries and organisations. It is one of the top five business languages currently in demand in the UK.
Entry is at the discretion of the school or college, but you would normally be expected to have:
This course aims to help you develop your reading, listening, talking and writing skills in German, in a variety of contexts. You will encounter a wide range of different types of texts in different media. In addition, the course also provides you with knowledge of Germany and the customs and way of life of the German people.
The course consists of two compulsory units and the course assessment unit.
Understanding German (9 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Using German (9 SCQF credit points)
In this unit you will:
Course Assessment (6 SCQF credit points)
The course assessment consists of two components:
The question papers will assess your listening, reading, and writing skills in German. The question papers will be set and marked by SQA.
The performance has two sections; delivering a presentation in German, and taking part in a natural, spontaneous conversation with the teacher or lecturer in German. The conversation will be from one of the following contexts: society, learning, employability, or culture.
Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.
The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.
If you complete the course successfully, it may lead to:
Further study, training or employment in:
Your school will give your parents an Options or Choices information booklet, which has detailed information on the curriculum and the individual subjects or courses you can study. It will also invite them along to a Parents’ Information Evening.
They can also read the information leaflet(s):