German / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Understand the structures and conventions associated with different types of personal, informative and persuasive texts such as emails, news items and advertisements

[Key concepts: structure, conventions, purpose; Key processes: analysing, applying, describing]


  • applying knowledge of text types and their purposes to identify the gist and predict the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary in texts
  • analysing different samples of a particular text type such as advertisements to determine the targeted audience(s), and describing the techniques used
  • identifying the structure and conventions of a range of texts, such as a diary entry, a weather report and a news report
  • describing relationships between language, structure and textual purpose, for example, in a personal text using informal register, such as a thank-you email to a friend (Liebe Grüße; du; Dein(e) X)
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • ICT capability Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability
ScOT terms

Text types,  Text purpose,  German language

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