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Modern Foreign Languages: German at The Telford Langley School

Course description

There are many reasons why people often say 'I wish I spoke a foreign language properly'. The ability to speak one or more foreign languages brings many advantages - travelling and working abroad is easier when you understand the language and its culture. It's a multilingual world and UK businesses need a workforce that is competent in doing business using a range of languages if they are to remain internationally competitive.

Course content

This course is for students who are interested in listening, reading, writing and speaking the language in real life situations as well as studying its grammar. Students will continue to build on their language skills, which they have developed in Key Stage 3 and they will be assessed at either Foundation or Higher Tier according to their attainment in the four skill areas.

In the new GCSE the content has been arranged in four separate contexts and purposes:



Home and Environment

Work and Education

Entry requirements

No Formal Entry Requirements



All of the Examining boards have produced new specifications for first examination in June 2010. The new specification has been developed to provide greater flexibility in the timing of the assessments, with less stressful speaking assessments and more choice for students. The content is more relevant, engaging and condensed with greater emphasis on speaking and writing skills. Students are also able to propose their own contexts for these two skills. All four skills are assessed throughout Years 10 and 11 with the opportunity to re-sit each skill area once before certification.

Listening and Reading carry 40 % of the total marks. These are tiered at either Foundation (Grades G- C) or Higher (D - A*). These Tests are set and marked by the examining board. There are opportunities to take these examinations in January of Year 10 and Year 11.

Speaking is internally assessed and carries 30% of the marks. Students submit two recorded tasks for moderation by the examining board.

Writing is externally assessed and also carries 30% of the marks. Students submit two written tasks which are marked by the examining board.

Future opportunities

Progression to Level 3, AS/A2 Level, AVCE, BTEC Award, Advanced Diploma Level 3, Progression Diploma Level 3, NVQ 3, Advanced Apprenticeship in related subjects, Access to HE

Further information

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ASK:Miss RobinsonAn excellent source of opportunities available to students is the Languages Work website - with information on options at 14 and 16, funding study abroad, work experience abroad, or work placements in UK businesses which require language skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Telford Langley School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 Years