German

What will I be studying?

Year 8
Autumn term 1: Mein Zuhause: areas, houses, floors ,rooms ,furniture, descriptions
Autumn term 2: Die Ferien : countries, accommodation, opinions, weather, holiday activities, adverbs of time, perfect tense, word order rules
Spring term: Einkaufen und Essen: food and drink, eating out, shops, shopping, pocket money,opinions
Summer term: Nach der Schule: tv programmes, films, books, time, freetime activities, tenses, word order

Year 9
Autumn term 1: Mein Zuhause: areas, houses, floors ,rooms ,furniture, descriptions
Autumn term 2: Die Ferien : countries, accommodation, opinions, weather, holiday activities, adverbs of time, perfect tense, word order rules
Spring term: Einkaufen und Essen: food and drink, eating out, shops, shopping, pocket money,opinions
Summer term: Nach der Schule: tv programmes, films, books, time, freetime activities, tenses, word order

How will I be assessed?

In Year 8, There will be 3 modular assessments. The first assessment will be done after ‘Mein Zuhause’. The second assessment will be done after ‘Die Ferien and the third after ‘Einkaufen und Essen’. Pupils will be tested in all 4 skill areas: reading,writing,listening and speaking.

 

How are teaching Groups organised?

In Year 8 sets 1,2 and 3 will learn German. Pupils will receive 3 hours of German lessons per fortnight. In Year 9 sets 1 and 2 will be continuing to learn German. Pupils will receive 3 hours of German lessons per fortnight.

Provision for Gifted and Talented students

All lessons and assessments are differentiated to provide challenge for Gifted and Talented pupils. As pupils are set on ability, pupils in set 1 will receive more in depth instruction in grammar and vocabulary

What extra and curricular opportunities are available to extend learning?

In year 8, pupils will do research projects on the Berlin Wall and a region of Germany. In year 9, pupils will do research projects on the Berlin Wall and a German speaking country.

Pupils have the opportunity to go on the Cologne Christmas trip. Pupils can also sign up for the 3 countries tour to France, Germany and Switzerland.

Useful resources and websites to support learning

We subscribe to 2 websites . Pupils will be given a general login and password so that they can access them at home.

  • www.linguascope.com
  • www.atantot.com

There are also other websites that can be accessed for free, which have many French exercises and games

  • www.languagesonline.org.uk
  • www.bbc.co.uk