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Rooks Heath College

Rooks Heath College

Opportunity through Learning

Modern Foreign Languages - German

•    German GCSE – AQA Board
•    Specification code: 8668 
•    AQA Foundation and Higher digital books accessible for all students on Kerboodle (an online learning platform)

At Rooks Heath we follow the AQA GCSE German specification, which has clear and accessible assessments, with a wide range of topics which aim to expand students’ linguistic and cultural knowledge.

Our aim is to enable students of all abilities to develop their German language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. We are passionate about the benefits that learning a language can bring. We strongly believe in languages as a skill for life and something students should enjoy and find rewarding.

The German syllabus 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.

Students will be tested in listening, reading, speaking and writing and will develop transferable skills, relevant to further study and the world of work. The range of topics within the specification aims to inspire students who are interested in the German culture and German speaking countries.

The German Department supports its students and offers them help and support in after school Homework Club, Intervention and Booster sessions.