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German Cambridge Pre U *FEES PAYABLE* at Canford School

Course description

Principal Course
Pupils take all four components at the end of the Upper Sixth
1 Speaking - 16 minutes - 25%
2 Reading and listening - 2 hours 15 minutes - 25%
3 Writing and usage - 2 hours 15 minutes - 25%
4 *Topics and texts - 2 hours 30 minutes - 25%
*For this component, pupils will study a literary text by Bertolt Brecht (Der gute Mensch von Sezuan) and two award-winning German films, under the overall theme of ‘Ideology’ (die Welle and der Baader-Meinhof Complex).
Short Course - Both components are taken at the end of the Lower Sixth. Pupils wishing to opt for this must decide officially by the end of the Christmas term in the Lower Sixth.

1 Speaking - 8–10 minutes - 25%
2 Reading, listening and writing - 2 hours 15 minutes - 75% The Pre-U course offers a unique combination of advanced-level language acquisition and skills development, as well as deep cultural, social and literary enrichment. In this regard, Pre-U offers an enjoyable, but rigorous preparation for pupils wanting to apply successfully to degree courses involving German at the UK’s top universities.


We use varied and the most up-to-date resources, such as the latest textbooks, the Internet, films, music and magazine and newspaper articles. Much of the teaching is conducted in German and all pupils have a weekly individual conversation class with Mrs Harris, our native speaker teacher and assistant and additional classes with German au pairs. As well studying Pre-U topics and grammar in depth, pupils also learn about German civilisation (e.g. films, literature, history, geography and politics).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Canford School directly.

Last updated date: 14 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years

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