CE German

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OVERVIEW

We offer Common Entrance (CE) German examinations as a summer exam, and at 13+ only. Our German specification is designed by a team of experienced Heads of Department from both prep and senior schools, and approved by ISEB’s Academic Committee for Languages. 

Our German syllabus aims to help pupils develop the skills to understand the written and spoken language and use the language effectively across a broad range of linguistic activities while encouraging positive attitudes towards the use of foreign languages and towards speakers of foreign languages.

Candidates may use a standard English-German dictionary during the preparation period for speaking exams only. Candidates whose first language is not English may have access to a bilingual translation dictionary, but not in the target language (German). 

In addition to the specification, we advise prep schools to read the ‘Modern languages listening and speaking instructions and regulations’ in the Documentation section below.

German for CE at 13+

Candidates taking CE German at 13+ will sit three papers, in speaking, listening, and reading and writing. Our German specification is designed to be accessible and encouraging to learners of all abilities, so there are no distinct levels in the CE German exam.

See the German specification below for more details.

DOCUMENTATION & RESOURCES

New German CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)

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German CE at 13+ specimen papers

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German role play specimen paper (for first examination in summer 2020)

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Modern languages listening and speaking instructions and regulations

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German speaking record sheet

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German speaking examiner's mark sheet

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German moderator's report

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CPD: MFL CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)

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CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Our Continuing Professional Development programme is a valuable resource for schools and teachers, with experienced subject experts providing friendly, comprehensive guidance on all aspects of CE 11+, 13+ and CASE through regular, interactive webinars.

Join us in June for the next series or catch-up with our previous webinars below.

Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.

Monday 19 June – Spring/Summer Common Entrance (CE) 2023

CE MFL subject expert William Law explores embedding skills over the course with a focus on active strategies in lessons to aid practice.

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INFORMATION, SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE

Visit our dedicated support hubs for information, guidance and advice on our examinations and assessments, tailored to schools and teachers.

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