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Languages: German

Years 9 and 10 (Year 7 entry)


Languages: German - Satisfactory - Years 9 and 10 (Year 7 entry)

Portfolio summary

This portfolio of student work shows that the student can initiate and maintain interactions (WS9) in written and spoken German to communicate ideas, thoughts, feelings and information (WS1, WS11) related to relationships, school experiences (WS2, WS6, WS7), the community (WS4) and future plans (WS3, WS9). The student interacts with others to make decisions, solve problems, and negotiate and plan action in response to issues (WS2). When interacting, the student uses both rehearsed and spontaneous language (WS6, WS7, WS9, WS11) and asks and responds to familiar questions and makes comparisons (WS2, WS6, WS7, WS9, WS10, WS11). The student gives opinions (WS1, WS4, WS7, WS8, WS9, WS11) explains problems (WS2) and asks for advice or clarification (WS6, WS11). The student applies rules of pronunciation, intonation and stress (WS11), including variations such as contractions (WS4, WS6, WS7, WS9). The student locates, analyses and records information (WS7, WS10), feelings and opinions from a range of texts (WS8) and responds to and re-creates imaginative texts, and uses descriptive and expressive vocabulary to communicate about experiences and emotions (WS4, WS6, WS9). The student modifies meaning with a range of adverbs and adverbial phrases (WS3, WS4). The student creates personal, descriptive, informative and imaginative texts for different purposes, audiences and contexts (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS6, WS10). The student uses a range of grammatical elements (WS7) to describe (WS10), situate and link people, objects and events in time and place (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS6, WS9, WS11). The student uses articles (WS11), personal pronouns (WS3, WS4, WS10), some demonstrative and interrogative adjectives (WS7, WS9), possessive adjectives in the nominative, accusative and dative case, and a range of prepositions (WS7) in everyday and topic-based phrases (WS1, WS2, WS4, WS10). The student uses present and future tenses of a range of regular and irregular verbs, including some modal, separable and inseparable verbs (WS1, WS2, WS4, WS6, WS7, WS10). The student describes past events and experiences using the present perfect (WS7, WS9, WS10) and simple past tenses with a range of common verbs (WS1, WS3, WS6, WS7). The student uses some common reflexive verbs (WS7) in the present tense (WS10) and uses a variety of conjunctions and cohesive devices to create cohesion and interest (WS1, WS2, WS3, WS4, WS9, WS10, WS11). The student translates and interprets excerpts from informative and imaginative texts (WS8, WS10, WS12), identifying and explaining challenges and adjustments required when transferring meaning between languages and cultures (WS12). The student explains the importance of audience and context in intercultural exchanges (WS5, WS12) and explains how cultural identity is both shaped by and influences ways of communicating and thinking (WS5, WS12).

The student gives examples of how language changes over time and identify reasons for change. The student applies the German case system (WS1, WS2, WS4, WS9, WS10, WS11, WS12) and explains the relationships between noun gender, article, pronoun, adjectival ending and case (WS5, WS12). The student names some grammatical terms and their functions (WS5, WS8, WS12). The student identifies variations in the features of spoken and written German in relation to pronunciation, spelling and punctuation (WS5, WS12). The student identifies textual conventions in a range of texts (WS4) and explains how they shape meaning and influence responses and how features of German in familiar spoken and written texts vary according to audience, context and purpose (WS5, WS12). The student reflects on their own cultural identity (WS4) in light of their experience of learning German (WS5, WS9, WS10, WS12), identifying how their ideas and ways of communicating are influenced by their membership of cultural groups (WS4, WS5, WS9, WS10, WS12).

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