The S2 German course has recently being revised to take into account the principles of a Curriculum for Excellence. As is the case with the S1 course, Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing are embedded into the S2 course. This enables teachers to ensure that the standards and expectations laid out in a Curriculum for Excellence are rigorously applied.
Pupils continue to develop confidence in the skills of reading, listening, talking and writing.
Pupils learn more irregular verbs in the present tense and begin to talk about the past using the perfect tense. The new Echo 2 course book and Active Learning software are used to support and consolidate learning in class.
The course is divided up into three main themes:
By the end of S2, pupils will have had access to all level 2 and level 3 Modern Languages Experiences and Outcomes. These experiences and outcomes can be accessed by clicking on the following link: http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/Images/modern_languages_experiences_outcomes_tcm4-539713.pdf
During the course of S1 and S2, pupils will keep a “passport”, which holds all of their writing assessments and marks for all reading, listening, talking and writing tests completed. As well as the teacher commenting on pupils’ performance in tests, pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning by assessing their own work and that of their peers. It is hoped that this will enable them to become successful learners and help them to prepare for their next steps and targets.