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Key Stage 3

 

Year 7: 

Year 8

Year 9

* My World and I (personal information)
* Family and animals
* Freetime
* School
* Town
* Grammar consolidation and film studies

Grammar:

* Present tense verbs
* Subject pronous/genders
* Question words
* Possessive pronouns
* Word order
* Connectives
* Adverbs
* Adverbs of frequency
* Modals
* Negatives
* Future tense (werden)

* Hello
* Family and Friends
* School
* Free time
* House, home, town
* Film: Das Wunder von Bern

Grammar:

* Present tense verb endings
* Adverbs of frequency
* Adverbs
* Word order
* Genders
* Possessive adjectives
* Present tense modals
* Future tense introduction

* Holidays
* Shopping and food
* After school
* Health
* Going out
* Film: Nordwand

Grammar:

* Perfect
* Future consolidation
* Modals (past and present)
* Conditional
* Imperfect
* Complex structures
  (weil, um....zu, wenn)
* Reflexives
* Separables

 

Key Stage 3 assessment

  • At the end of each unit, students are formally assessed in 2 or more skills (listening, reading, writing, translation, speaking)

 

Key Stage 4

AQA German GCSE 8668

Year 10 Year 11

* Relationships with family and
  friends  
* Music
* Cinema and TV
* Food and eating out
* Sport
* Customs and festivals in
  German-speaking countries/
  communities
* Home, town, neighbourhood
  and region
* Healthy/unhealthy living
* My studies
* Life at school/college
* Charity/voluntary work  
* Travel and tourism
* Education post-16
* Marriage/ partnership

Grammar:

* Consolidation - Present, Perfect,                                     Future, Conditional, Reflexives,
  Separables
* Imperfect
* Word order with complex
   structures

* Social media
* Mobile technology
* The environment
* Poverty/homelessness
* Jobs, career choices and ambition
* Revision of all topic areas from Year 10 and 11

Grammar

* Pluperfect tense
* Jemand/niemand
* Possessive pronouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 4 assessment

  • At the end of each unit, students are formally assessed in 2 or more skills (listening, reading, writing, translation, speaking)
  • During the mock exams in June of Year 10 and November of Year 11, students are assessed in all skills

 

Key Stage 5

AQA German A Level 7662

Year 12 Year 13

* Film (Das Leben der Anderen)
* Famile im Wandel
* Die digitale Welt
* Jugendkultur: Musik, Mode, Fernsehen
* Feste und Traditionen
* Kunst und Architektur
* Das Berliner Kulturleben
* Einwanderung (Begin yr 13 topic)
* Intergration (Begin yr 13 topic)

Grammar:

* Consistent consolidation of already
   learnt tenses
* Gender / Cases
* Adjective endings
* Relative pronouns
* Demonstrative pronouns
* Passive
* Adverbs and adverbial phrases

* Book (Der Besuch der alten Dame)
* Rassismus
* Deutschland und die EU
* Politik und die Jugend
* Die Wiedervereinigung und ihre Folgen
* Vertiefung

Grammar:

* Prepositional adverbs
* Reported speech
* Impersonal passive
* Future perfect
* Conditional perfect
* Revision: imperative, cases, negation




 

Key Stage 5 assessment

  • In Year 12, students are assessed in all skills in the class tests in February and the UCAS prediction exams in June (speaking is only assessed in June)
  • In Year 13, students are assessed in all skills during the mock exams in January (speaking takes place later in March)
  • Furthermore, the students are regularly assessed in class in vocabulary and grammar
  • Essays are regularly set

 

Curriculum enrichment outside of the classroom

  • Lunchtime support sessions
  • Film club
  • Letters to Christkind
  • Celebration of European Day for languages
  • Language study trips to Germany
  • Use of languages assistants
  • Day trips to the BFI and Goethe Institute
  • Language plays in school
  • Opportunity for students to purchase language magazines