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German / Year 9 and 10 / Communicating / Informing

Curriculum content descriptions

Access and analyse information, feelings and opinions in a range of digital, print and multimodal texts

[Key concepts: social issues, information, representation; Key processes: selecting, analysing, researching]


  • listening to and viewing short informative texts such as television news items (Deutsche Welle), promotional videos or documentaries, and using tools such as guided note-taking or a concept map to extract key information to reuse in own texts
  • gathering information from appropriate sources about a topic of interest, for example, use of technology, healthy lifestyles, or aspects of life in German-speaking countries (sporting clubs, travel and holiday destinations)
  • compiling and comparing information and views/opinions from a range of spoken or written reports, for example, from interviews and evaluation forms related to a Sch├╝leraustausch or Arbeitspraktikum
  • listening to, reading or viewing interviews with ordinary people, sports stars, musicians, environmentalists or politicians, and summarising and recording information and opinions, for example, writing a journal entry or blog describing a typical day and working conditions in a particular profession
  • using print and digital resources such as dictionaries, grammar references and encyclopaedias to support comprehension and research
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Critical thinking,  German language

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