Level 3 German
Year 13 German
What is German?
Germany is a country with a long and rich heritage and is the geographic and cultural centre of Europe. The German language is closely related to English and is more similar to it than to any other language. There are 100 million German speakers throughout Europe, from Austria to Switzerland, and it is also a popular language in New Zealand. There are numerous close links between New Zealand and Germany through trade, tourism and exchanges, which makes knowledge of the German language and people an incredibly useful skill across many areas.
What this course involves
This course advances students’ linguistic development and German language skills. It challenges them to read, write and speak German in unfamiliar contexts and using more complex language, which broadens their vocabulary, grammatical and written abilities.
The focus is built around various themes that explore different aspects of German culture, its people and events. Students are challenged to express their thoughts and opinions on topics, including traditional stories, media and the creative arts, in German as much as possible.
New Zealand Scholarship exams are designed to extend very high-achieving Level 3 students. Those who wish to enter the New Zealand Scholarship exam in this subject must discuss this option with their Te Kura subject teacher.
- This course is accessed through our online learning environment, My Te Kura.
Students will be required to make and submit audio and/or video recordings, so a microphone and camera or mobile device are essential.
Recommended Prior Learning
NCEA Level 2 German or equivalent.
This course is eligible for subject endorsement.
Total Credits Available: 24 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 14 credits.
Approved subject for University Entrance
Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 24
Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.