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.
German CE/CASE specification (for final examinations in June 2022)
New German CE/CASE specification (for first teaching from September 2021)
German CE at 13+ specimen papers
German role play specimen paper (for first examination in summer 2020)
Modern languages listening and speaking instructions and regulations
German speaking record sheet
German speaking examiner's mark sheet
German moderator's report
CPD: MFL CE at 13+ Twilight Session (2021)
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. Visit our Events page to find out more about upcoming events.
Lessons for year two: preparation for the second year of teaching the new ISEB CE 13+ Modern Foreign Languages Specification. In this session on the new ISEB Modern Foreign Languages specification, subject specialist William Law will focus on preparation for year two of teaching the new specification, looking at schemes of work and teaching approaches. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask our expert any questions you may have about the new Modern Foreign Languages specification.
MFL expert Will Law delivered a CPD session on the new CE MFL specification in 2021 - watch his presentation to find out more about the new specification.
Visit our dedicated support hubs for information, guidance and advice on our examinations and assessments, tailored to schools and teachers.