Homewood School 92

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Key Stage Three

 

Year 7

Year 8

Term One: Autumn

Being able to greet,

Being able to communicate where you live, how you are feeling and why, your age and birthday.

Being able to talk about places in your local area and what one can do in your local area.

Understand the use of kein/keine/keinen

Term Two: Christmas

Being able to describe someone’s personality and appearance

Understand the conjugation of haben and sein

Learn about Christmas in Germany

Being able to communicate where you went on holiday and where you stayed

Understand the past tense formation with ‘sein’ in German

Term Three: Winter

Being able to communicate what you do in your free time.

Understand the conjugation of regular verbs

Learn about Karneval in Germany

Being able to communicate what you did on holiday in the past tense and give your opinion.

Understand the past tense formation with haben in German

Term Four: Spring

Being able to communicate what school subjects you like/dislike and why

Being able to tell the time in German

Being able to talk about your school timetable

Being able to buy food at a market (including asking for a specific number of grams, kg, and enquiring about prices)

Learn about traditional German dishes

Being able to order at a restaurant

Term Five: Summer

Being able to communicate what you will do on the weekend

Understand the future tense in German

Revise previously learned language

Being able to invite others out

Being able to give excuses

Revise previously learned language

Year 9

Term One: Autumn

Being able to talk about your daily routine

Understand separable verbs

Understand reflexive verbs

Understand the verb second rule

Term Two: Christmas

Being able to communicate what options you will choose next year and why

Revise the future tense

Term Three: Winter

Being able to communicate what job you would like to get later and why

Being able to communicate what job your parents chose and why

Understand the use of subordinating conjunctions in German

Term Four: Spring

Being able to communicate what you did on a past holiday and give your opinion on it

Revise the past tense

Being able to communicate what you did on a future holiday and give your opinion

Revise the future tense

Term Five: Summer

Being able to communicate what types of technology you use and why

Being able to communicate the advantages/disadvantages of technology

Revise verb conjugation

Revise word order rules

 

Key Stage Four

This Pearson Edexcel GCSE German course is taught over two years with students having three lessons a week and home learning tasks. It covers the following five themes: School, Identity and Culture, Local Area, Holidays and Travel, Future Aspirations, Study and Work, International and Global Dimension. Students sit four examinations at the end of year 11, each focusing on one of the four skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing (making up 25% of the qualification each).

 

Year 10

Year 11

Term One: Autumn

School

Environment

Term Two: Christmas

Free time

Exam preparation/PPE

Term Three: Winter

Home and Local Area

Work

Term Four: Spring

Holiday

Relationships + Exam preparation

Term Five: Summer

Exam preparation/PPE

 

Key Stage Five

The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in German consists of two externally-examined papers at the end of year 13 assessing listening, reading and writing and a non-examined speaking assessment, during which students discuss their findings from an independent research project. Students are taught three lessons a week by teacher one, and two lessons a week by teacher two. Students also benefit from an independent study session each week, where they are supported by a native foreign language assistant.

 

Year 12

Year 13

 

Teacher one

Teacher two

Teacher one

Teacher two

Term One: Autumn

Die Musik

Die Umwelt (the environment)

Wiedervereinigung (reunification)

Die positive Die Herausforderungen von Immigration (the challenges of immigration) and Independent Research Project

Term Two: Christmas

Goodbye Lenin

Die Medien (media)

Der Besuch der alten Dame

Die staatliche und soziale Reaktion zur Immigration (state and social reaction to immigration)

Term Three: Winter

Goodbye Lenin

Bildung (education)

Der Besuch der alten Dame

Revision of year 12 themes in preparation for speaking exam and refinement of Independent Research Project.

Term Four: Spring

Goodbye Lenin

Die Welt der Arbeit (the world of work)

Der Besuch der alten Dame / Goodbye Lenin / Translation

Further speaking practice and preparation for listening, reading, translation exam.

Term Five: Summer

Das Leben in der DDR (life in the former East Germany)

Die positive Auswirkung von Immigration (the positive influence of immigration) and Independent Research Project

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