Curriculum Leader: mS A HEWES
Key Stage 3 Curriculum Details:
Pupils have 2 lessons a week in the subject if they study German. In Year 7 they learn simple introductions, how to describe themselves and their family, and how to describe clothes. They will be expected to learn vocabulary and spellings and complete written German homework, and learn spoken work off by heart. They will normally have a piece of homework per week. There are 4 skill areas we concentrate on in MFL, and these are listening, speaking, reading & writing.
In Year 8 pupils continue with German and have 1 lesson a week. They will cover the topics of free time, school and health, and will also learn different tenses. The type of homework they will be expected to complete will be the same as in Year 7, but will be often more complicated. Pupils choose their options during the course of Year 8.
Key Stage 4 Curriculum Details:
For the KS4 student cohort, there are 4 terminal exams to be taken in the summer of Year 11 in the four linguistic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course has recently been updated to include contemporary topics such as the use of new technologies and social media, and requires students to become increasingly confident and analytical in their use of German structures.
Key Stage 5 Curriculum Details:
We follow the AQA exam board in German. Pupils have 5 lessons a week in German in Year 12, and 4 lessons a week in Year 13. Pupils in Year 12 go to Frankfurt for work experience. Both exams consist of a spoken exam, and then a paper which combines the skills of listening, reading & writing.