German - Edexcel - Pearson

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GCSE (9-1) German

Specification Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9 - 1) in German (1GN0) First teaching from September 2016 First certification from 2018

Issue 2

Summary of Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9-1) in German specification Issue 2 changes Summary of changes made between previous issue and this current issue

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Corrections to Paper 4 Writing (H) mark scheme: Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.

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The second bullet point in mark band 1-3 has been changed to read “limited adaptation of language to narrate, inform and interest; straightforward personal opinions are given with limited justification” Question 1: communication and content mark grid - Higher tier.

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The first bullet point in mark band 10-12 has been changed to read “communicates information relevant to the task with expansion of key points and ideas.” Question 3: translation mark grid – Higher tier.

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The number of marks allocated to mark bands 7-8 and 9-12 have been corrected to 7-9 and 10-12 respectively. Amendment to correct a spelling error.

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Amendments to Appendix 3 to replace, amend, or add to words in the vocabulary list.

76, 78, 82, 91–92, 94, 98–99, 101, 106, 113, 115, 117, 119-120, 123, 126, 132, 136, 143, 146, 150, 152, 154

Corrections to information about Discount Codes

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Contents 1

Introduction

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Why choose Edexcel GCSE German?

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Supporting you in planning and implementing this qualification

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Qualification at a glance

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Subject content and assessment information

Themes and topics

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Paper 1: Listening and understanding in German

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Paper 2: Speaking in German

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Paper 3: Reading and understanding in German

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Paper 4: Writing in German

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Assessment Objectives

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3

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Administration and general information

Entries

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Access arrangements, reasonable adjustments, special consideration and malpractice

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Student recruitment and progression

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Appendix 1: Candidate speaking examination record form (CS2)

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Appendix 2: Grammar list

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Appendix 3: Vocabulary list

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Appendix 4: The context for the development of this qualification

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Appendix 5: Transferable skills

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Appendix 6: Codes

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1 Introduction Why choose Edexcel GCSE German? We believe languages should be accessible for all students. Our new Pearson Edexcel Level 1/Level 2 GCSE (9–1) in German has been developed to help students of all abilities progress and develop a passion for languages, through culturally engaging content. We’ve listened to feedback from the languages community — subject associations, academics and advisors, together with hundreds of teachers and students — and have developed an engaging and inspirational course of study that will enable your students to manipulate and use the target language effectively, independently and creatively, so that they have a solid basis from which to progress to A Level or employment. Engaging and popular topics Our specification includes both familiar and new topics that you have told us you like and that motivate your students. Manageable content Our content has been structured across five themes. This flexible programme