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 & friends
  • Home, town, neighbourhood & region
  • My studies
  • Free time
  • Healthy eating
  • Life at school
  • Customs & festivals
  • Travel & 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

  • Context 1 review/completion
  • Foundation mock exam: reading and listening
  • Home and Environment (home and local area)

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

Spring Term

  • Work and Education – school, college and future plans
  • Work and Education – current and future jobs

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

Summer Term

  • Revision for Reading and Listening exams

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

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Year 12 (exam board: Edexcel)

Autumn Term

  • Lifestyle, health and fitness
  • The world around us
  • 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 and concerns
  • Education and employment
  • 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

  • Examination preparation
  • Past papers

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

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Year 13 (exam board: Edexcel)

There are two units at A2 level: Spoken Expression & Response (oral examination) and Research, Understanding & Written Response (two essays, one prose translation). There is no coursework.
Unit 3 represents 30% of the total marks and unit 4 represents 70%. Both units are examined in May/June of Year 13.

Autumn Term

  • Environmental issues
  • Grammar
  • Essay-writing focus
  • Prose skills
  • Research-based essay work
  • Foreigners and racism
  • Poverty and developing countries

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

Spring Term

  • Crime and punishment
  • New technology
  • Grammar, essay and prose skills
  • Culture, history, literature
  • Preparation for oral exam

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

Summer Term

  • Exam practice

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

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