German

German – YR8

Units taught in Year 8:

Meine Welt und ich – Introductions, pronunciation of the German alphabet, correct use of definite and indefinite articles (use of gender – masculine/feminine/ neuter), where you live and belongings.
Familie und Tiere – Using different pronouns, modal verbs, family, colours and ordinal numbers.
Freizeit – Juhu! - Sports, likes and dislikes using gern, opinions, leisure activities, technology, future using the present tense.
Schule ist klasse! - School subjects, reasons and opinions, possessive adjectives, describing teachers using a range of adjectives, prepositions.
Gute Reise - Describing your town using ‘es gibt’, conditional tense (ich möchte), snacks and drinks, holiday plans, using negatives (kein/ nicht).
Grammar Transition Module –
Tenses (present and future), negatives, pronouns, adjectives, word-order with opinions and reasons.
Main Skills Developed in Year 8:
Speaking: pronunciation, phonics (patterns of letters/sounds).
Listening: recognising familiar vocab, discounting information not needed, understanding the ‘gist’ of authentic material.
Reading: basic and more detailed comprehension skills (skimming, scanning, reading for detail).
Writing: use of grammar (use of a variety of connectives, vocab and tenses) and punctuation (German specific e.g. umlaut, commas, capital letters etc.), use of authentic texts to produce own versions of authentic materials.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software: www.languagenut.com
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.

German - YR9

Units taught in Year 9:

Ich liebe Ferien! – Comparing places then and now, adjectives, describing a holiday, past tenses, weather phrases.
Bist du ein Medienfan? - Film, book and TV preferences, opinions and reasons, modal verbs, prepositions with the dative.
Bleib gesund! - Typical German breakfasts, key irregular verbs in different tenses (essen & nehmen), healthy lifestyles, modal verb (müssen).
Klassenreisen machen Spaß - Understanding rules, using modal verbs (dürfen and müssen), reflexive verbs to describe routine, separable verbs, directions, imperatives, adjectives.
Wir gehen aus - Clothes and style, ‘if’ clauses (wenn), plans for a date, future tense, asking questions, describing a date.
Grammar Transition Module –
Tenses (present, pasts, future), different types of verbs (regular, irregular, reflexive and separable), ‘if’ clauses, modal verbs, adjectives.
Main Skills Developed in Year 9:
Pupils are taught to:
• Understand and form the future tense, perfect and imperfect past tenses
• Speak spontaneously and naturally using authentic expressions
• Use an example text as a model
• Use resource and support materials including dictionaries and glossaries
• Develop the use of high frequency words
• Use the context to work out unknown words, alongside cognates and near-cognates
• Develop extended opinions and giving reasons why
• Read more challenging authentic texts in German
• Develop listening skills using continuous texts and predicting the context

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software: www.langaugenut.com
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.

German – YR10

Units taught in Year 10:

Auf in die Schule – School topic, present, imperfect & perfect tenses, opinions and reasons, questions, modal verbs and future tense.
Zeit für die Freizeit – Leisure topic, TV, films, music and books, sport, conditional tense, adverbs of frequency, and opinion adverbs ‘gern, lieber and am liebsten’.
Menschliche Beziehungen - Describing friends and relationships, marriage, adjectives, possessives, separable verbs in the present and perfect, imperfect modal verbs.
Willkommen bei mir! - House and home, food and drink, irregular present, cultural differences using ‘du/Sie’, prepositions, typical day descriptions, reflexive separable verbs, healthy living, ‘wenn’ clauses, social media.
Ich liebe Wien – Transport topic, types of accommodation and problems with holidays, directions, imperatives, ‘wenn’ + subjunctive mood.
Im Urlaub und zu Hause – Holiday topic, weather phrases in different tenses, pluperfect tense, ‘es gibt/gab’ used to describe holiday facilities, conditional modals: could, would, should.
Homework and revision set through a mix of written work, vocabulary and exam-style questions using Active Learn to support students’ learning.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software: www.languagenut.com
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.
• Students will be set weekly short homeworks of vocabulary learning, grammar learning from their Knowledge Organisers and assessment preparation tasks towards the end of each unit.

German – YR11

Units taught in Year 11:

Rund um die Arbeit - Jobs and work topic, conjunctions and intensifiers, sequences, higher structures e.g. ‘weil, um…zu…’
Eine wunderbare Welt - Festivals and events, social problems, the environment, the passive, subordinate clauses, comparative and superlative, ‘etwas’ and ‘nichts’ and adjective constructions, questions.
Revision of modules 1-8, past papers and targeted intervention.
Revision of modules 1-8, past papers and targeted intervention.
Revision of modules 1-8, past papers and targeted intervention.
Final GCSE Examinations.
Homework and revision set through a mix of written work, vocabulary and exam-style questions using Active Learn to support students’ learning. After-school intervention available.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
• Encourage respect for other people and encourage respect for democracy, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software: www.languagenut.com
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.

German – YR12

Units taught in Year 12:

Theme 1: Aspects of German-speaking society – Family, digital world, youth culture.
Grammar –Past, Present and Future tenses, adjective endings, prepositions and case system.
Weekly conversation classes building on GCSE knowledge and improving spontaneous speech and fluency.
Theme 2: Artistic Culture in the German-speaking World – Festivals, traditions, art and architecture.
Film Studies: Das Leben der Anderen (The Live’s of Others)
Grammar – Past, Present and Future tenses,, comparatives, superlatives, pronouns, ‘wenn’ clauses and adverbs.
Weekly conversation classes building in A-Level style questioning and improving spontaneous speech.
Theme 2 Artistic Culture in the German-speaking World – Berlin’s culture - then and now.
Film Studies: Das Leben der Anderen (The Live’s of Others)
Exam Preparation – Looking at essay writing in German, style and exam-technique. Revision for rehearsal examinations held in the Summer term.
Bi-weekly essays for film.
Speaking exam IRP project work.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
• Encourage respect for other people and encourage respect for democracy, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software:
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.

German – YR13

Units taught in Year 13:

Theme 3: Multiculturalism in German-speaking society – Immigration, integration and racism.
Literature Studies: Der Vorleser (The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink)
Grammar – The passive, weak nouns and nominalisation, modals,
Bi-weekly essays for film/literature.
Weekly 1:1 speaking intervention for IRP.
Theme 4: Aspects of Political Life in the German-speaking World – Germany and the EU, politics and young people, Reunification and its consequences.
Literature Studies: Der Vorleser (The Reader, by Bernhard Schlink)
Grammar – The subjunctive, imperative, word-order, future perfect, conditional perfect and pluperfect tenses.
Bi-weekly essays for film/literature.
Weekly 1:1 speaking intervention for IRP.
Revision of Themes 1-3, IRP, film and literature – past papers, targeted intervention, 1:1 speaking practise.
Final A-Level examinations
Extra-curricular Opportunities:
After-school intervention, study support and KS3 French Trip.

SMSC & British Values:

What are British Values?
• Democracy
• The rule of law
• Individual liberty
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
• Enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England
• Encourage students to accept responsibility for their behaviour and to understand how they can contribute positively to society generally
• Enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England
• Further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions
• Encourage respect for other people and encourage respect for democracy, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.

How parents/carers can help to support their child’s learning:

• Encourage the use of online vocab learning software:
www.activelearn.com, www.senecalearning.com, www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z426n39 (German) & www.languagesonline.org.uk in order to extend and improve knowledge of vocab.
• Encourage them not to use online translators for written homework, but instead to use an online dictionary (such as dict.cc ) or notes in their exercise book/Microsoft Teams.
• Students will be set weekly short homeworks of vocabulary learning, grammar learning from their Knowledge Organisers and assessment preparation tasks towards the end of each unit. Microsoft Teams are created for each class to enable students to communicate with teachers about homework and missed work.