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German

Pupils in Key Stage 4 are given the opportunity to study German alongside French, or instead of French, to GCSE level.

Work in German will follow the requirements of the AQA GCSE with an emphasis on communication in realistic situations, grammatical knowledge and application

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Pupils will learn to use language for:

 

  • Speaking about themselves and conducting conversations in everyday situations
  • listening to announcements, conversations, news items, telephone messages etc.
  • reading signs, advertisements, tourist brochures, newspapers, online articles, etc.
writing lists, messages, blogs, letters, accounts and descriptions

 

 


Assessment is by examination and ongoing assessment in the following areas.

 

Speaking              30% 2 tasks to be completed during the course           
Listening              20% (terminal exam 30-40 minutes)
Reading               20% (terminal exam 30-50 minutes)
Writing                 30% 2 tasks to be completed during the course

 

For Listening and Reading candidates may enter for Foundation or Higher tier or for a different tier in each skill area.

 


German at Key Stage 3 Year 7

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will learn how to introduce themselves and talk about family, school, hobbies, their house and also what they like to eat and drink. Pupils will also learn how to put new words into learnt structures, as well as being encouraged to give opinions and use different tenses in their writing and speaking.

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 7, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing during these units. At the end of each unit, there will be a standardised test which allows for linguistic progression to be shown. Pupils will also regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

There will be a big focus on learning key structures in Year 7 and it is important that pupils make every effort to consolidate their understanding of this, as being able to speak and write on a variety of topics is critical to future success. Pupils will also be encouraged to independently use material from around the classroom to help them to extend answers and give more detail.

 

 

German at Key Stage 3 Year 8

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will recap some of the material from Year 7 throughout the year, whilst also learning to talk about the following topics: Local Area, Fashion, Going on a Trip, Family and Friends, Typical Day and Celebrations. Pupils will be expected to be able to use both the past and future tenses, as well as the present tense

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 8, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing during these units. At the end of each unit, there will be a standardised test which allows for linguistic progression to be shown. Pupils will also regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

There will be a big focus on using more varied structures in Year 8, and it is important that pupils make every effort to consolidate their understanding of this, as being able to speak and write on a variety of topics is critical to future success. Pupils will also be encouraged to independently use lots of the material from around the classroom to help them to extend answers and give more expansive detail.

 

German at Key Stage 3 Year 9

 

 

Key Topics/ learning:

 

Pupils will recap some of the material from Years 7 and 8 throughout the year, whilst also learning to talk about the following topics: Media, Hobbies, Health, Trips and Directions, Environment and Future Plans. Pupils will be expected to be able to use the past and future tenses, as well as the present tense and they will be expected to be able to link ideas together with a variety of connectives.

 

Assessments:

 

There are three modules throughout Year 9, and pupils will be assessed in the four skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing during these units. At the end of each unit, there will be a standardised test which allows for linguistic progression to be shown. Pupils will regularly be tested on vocabulary learnt in class.

 

Revision resources

 

Pupils will be provided with a vocab sheet with all the key vocabulary at the start of each unit. They can also use http://www.languagesonline.org.uk/ where there are some useful resources.

 

Subject advice

and guidance:

 

There will be a big focus on writing in detail in Year 9, and it is important that pupils make every effort to consolidate their understanding of grammar and vocabulary. Pupils will also be encouraged to independently use lots of the material from around the classroom to help them to extend answers and give more expansive detail. They will be allowed the scope to work creatively and independently and will come into contact with more advanced structures and written and spoken language.

 


If you would like further details about this course please see Mr Eastwood or email: c.eastwood@endon.staffs.sch.uk


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