German Curriculum

Click on the links below to jump to a particular Year Group:

 

 

Year 9

Autumn Term

  • Greetings
  • Numbers
  • Colours
  • Countries
  • Classroom language
  • School and school items
  • Days of the week
  • Time, dates, months
  • Opinions, adjectives
  • Food
  • Clothes

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Spring Term

  • Family
  • Pets
  • Descriptions
  • Hobbies, sport, free time
  • Arranging to meet
  • House and home

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

Summer Term

  • House and home continued

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Coursework Deadline this H/T: N/A
Field Trips/Visits: No

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Year 10

In Year 10, German and Spanish cover aspects within the following topic headings plus grammar, though in a different order according to each language:

  • Me, my family and friends, relationships with family and friends
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region, weather
  • My studies
  • Free time, including music, cinema, eating out, sport
  • Healthy/unhealthy living
  • Life at school
  • Customs and festivals
  • Travel and tourism
  • Education post-16

There are no internal assessments other than calendared assessment weeks, and there is no controlled assessment. 

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Year 11

Autumn Term

  • Marriage and partnership
  • Global issues, the environment
  • Charity/voluntary work
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Mock exam: writing paper
  • Mock exam: speaking

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: No

Spring Term

  • Poverty and homelessness
  • Mock exam: reading and listening

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Mock exams
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: No

Summer Term

  • Revision for all skills

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: Yes – GCSE exams
Internal Common Assessment: No
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: No

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Year 12 (exam board: AQA)

Autumn Term

  • Aspects of the German-speaking society: current trends
  • Relationships and possible family issues, changing roles and partnerships, different forms of family life
  • The digital world; the internet, its dangers and benefits, future developments
  • Grammar programme

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: No

Spring Term

  • Youth culture, fashion, image, music, TV
  • The roots and origins of German festivals, their social and economic importance and the diversity of festivals and traditions in German-speaking countries
  • Grammar programme
  • Mock exams

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: No
Internal Common Assessment: Yes and mock exams
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: German Exchange

Summer Term

  • Art and architecture, its influence, how it shapes modern life and the past, present and future of artistic and architectural developments
  • Cultural life in Berlin, the influence of political events, a historic tour, the role of culture in Berlin today, aspects and challenges of a multicultural city
  • Grammar programme

External Assessment/Controlled Assessment: Yes
Internal Common Assessment: Yes
Controlled Assessment Deadline this H/T: No
Field Trips/Visits: German exchange

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