Head of Department: Ms P Ridley

Years 10 & 11:

Level and Exam Board:

GCSE – Eduqas


  • To develop the ability to communicate coherently with native speakers in speech and writing
  • To deepen knowledge about how language works
  • To develop an awareness and understanding of other cultures

Course Outline:

  • Identity & culture (encompassing youth culture; and customs & traditions)
  • Local, national, international & global areas of interest (encompassing travel & transport; holidays & tourism; and the environment)
  • Current & future study & employment (encompassing school life; work experience & part-time jobs; and jobs & future plans).

Assessment Summary:

  • Component 1 is a terminal spoken examination
  • Component 2 is a combined listening & reading examination
  • Component 3 is a written examination

Equipment/ Suggested Resources:

  • Revise Edexcel GCSE German Revision Workbook (£2.00) available from department

Useful Websites:

Department Facilities:

  • A range of textbooks, listening materials, magazines and realia are available for student use

Trips/ Visits:

  • Exchange

Career Relevance:

  • Higher Education & further language study. Many University courses now require a GCSE in a MFL for entry.
  • World of work: business, commerce & industry, travel & tourism, teaching & research, the law, journalism, the media, catering, translation & interpreting
  • Leisure & cultural experiences

Sixth Form:

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