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MFL - German

Subject: Modern Foreign Languages - German

Head of Subject: Mrs D. Morey

Overview

Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.

Languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied

Key Stage 3 Overview

This course introduces students to language at beginner level and takes them through to GCSE. The course will motivate students with a variety of activities responding to the individual needs of each pupil.

Year 7

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic: My World and I

 

Vocabulary

  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself
  • Saying where you live
  • Numbers and ordinal numbers up to 31
  • Birthday
  • Describing your character
  • Talking about favourite things and belongings

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Accusative case
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order in simple sentences and questions

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Wie heiβt du?
  • Wie geht’s?
  • Wie alt bist du?
  • Wo wohnst du?
  • Woher kommst du?
  • Wie schreibt man das?
  • Was sind deine
  • Lieblingssachen?
  • Beschreibe dich
  • Wann hast du Geburtstag?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about famous German people
  • Things made in Germany

 

Revisit:

  • Cognates
  • Verbs in English
  • Pronouns in English
  • Grammatical parts of a sentence
  • Adjectives in English
  • Phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in English
  • Definite and indefinite articles in English
  • Present tense in English (I play, I am playing)
  • Question words in English

 

 

Topic: My World and I

 

Vocabulary

  • Greetings
  • Introducing yourself
  • Saying where you live
  • Numbers and ordinal numbers up to 31
  • Birthday
  • Describing your character
  • Talking about favourite things and belongings

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Present tense of ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Gender
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Accusative case
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order in simple sentences and questions

 

Skills

  • Pronunciation
  • Spellings
  • Using cognates and connectives
  • Asking questions
  • Conjugation
  • Checking your work
  • Adapting a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Wie heiβt du?
  • Wie geht’s?
  • Wie alt bist du?
  • Wo wohnst du?
  • Woher kommst du?
  • Wie schreibt man das?
  • Was sind deine
  • Lieblingssachen?
  • Beschreibe dich
  • Wann hast du Geburtstag?

Cultural Capital

  • Learning about famous German people
  • Things made in Germany

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings (German nouns written with capital letter)
  • Working out meaning of words
  • Pronouns in German
  • Position of verb in a German sentence and questions
  • Question words in German
  • German phonics to aid reading and pronunciation
  • Using to be and to have in German
  • Definite and indefinite articles in German, including gender and accusative case
  • Present tense in German (I play BUT NOT I am playing)
  • Use a bilingual dictionary
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Adapt a text
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: Family and Animals

 

Vocabulary

  • Animals/Pets
  • Family members
  • Colours
  • Numbers above 31
  • Negatives
  • things you can do
  • clothes

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Singular and plural
  • Modal verb ‘can’
  • Present tense of ‘können’ and infinitives
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Accusative case
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
    word order in sentences with weil, da, because

 

Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connectives
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expressing opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Hast du ein Haustier?
  • Wie ist dein Haustier?
  • Hast du Geschwister?
  • Welche Farbe?
  • Beschreib deine Familie
  • Was kannst du?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Discussion of different types of families
  • Christmas traditions and celebrations
  • New Year traditions and celebrations


Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers 1-31
  • Word order
  • Position of verb in a German sentence and questions
  • Using question words
  • Nouns and plurals
  • German phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use of a bilingual dictionary
  • Conjugation of verbs
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Accusative case
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

Topic: Family and Animals

 

Vocabulary

  • Animals/Pets
  • Family members
  • Colours
  • Numbers above 31
  • Negatives
  • things you can do
  • clothes

 

Grammar

  • Pronouns
  • Singular and plural
  • Modal verb ‘can’
  • Present tense of ‘können’ and infinitives
  • Present tense of regular verbs
  • Accusative case
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
    word order in sentences with weil, da, because

 

Skills

  • Understanding conjugation
  • Using pronouns
  • Using connective
  • Using group phrases
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Expression opinions
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Hast du ein Haustier?
  • Wie ist dein Haustier?
  • Hast du Geschwister?
  • Welche Farbe?
  • Beschreib deine Familie
  • Was kannst du?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Discussion of different types of families
  • Christmas traditions and celebrations
  • New Year traditions and celebrations

 

Assessment point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills


Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Infinitives
  • Modal verb ‘können’
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Cognates
  • Pronouns
  • Numbers 1-100
  • Ordinal numbers
  • Word order
  • Position of verb in a German sentence and questions
  • Using question words
  • Nouns and plurals
  • German phonics to aid pronunciation
  • Use a bilingual dictionary
  • Conjugation of verbs
  • Use of connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers 
  • Verbs ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • Accusative case
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’
Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Free Time

 

Vocabulary

  • Sports
  • Leisure activities
  • Technology
  • Expressing opinions
  • Giving reasons
  • Time Expressions

 

Grammar

  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Using ‘gern’ and ‘nicht gern’
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Use of the verb ‘treiben’
  • expressing future by using present tense

 

Skills

  • Saying what you like and dislike
  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order
  • varying word order by starting with a time phrase
  • Using future time phrases
  • Developing prediction strategies
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Bist du sportlich?
  • Was spielst du (gern)?
  • Was machst du gern in deiner Freizeit?
  • Wann machst du das?
  • Wie oft machst du das?
  • Was machst du am Computer?
  • Wer macht was?
  • Wie findest du das?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Different sports (Handball)
  • National sports
  • Collecting various items
  • Different types of music
  • Different types of TV programmes and films

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Question words
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • Pronouns
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Favourite things
  • Pronunciation
  • Word order
  • Connectives
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Future tense in English (I will, I am going to)
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

 

 

Topic: Free Time

 

Vocabulary

  • Sports
  • Leisure activities
  • Technology
  • Expressing opinions
  • Giving reasons
  • Time Expressions

 

Grammar

  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Using ‘gern’ and ‘nicht gern’
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Use of the verb ‘treiben’
  • expressing future by using present tense

 

Skills

  • Saying what you like and dislike
  • Giving your reason
  • Using correct word order
  • varying word order by starting with a time phrase
  • Using future time phrases
  • Developing prediction strategies
  • Varying your writing
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Bist du sportlich?
  • Was spielst du (gern)?
  • Was machst du gern in deiner Freizeit?
  • Wann machst du das?
  • Wie oft machst du das?
  • Was machst du am Computer?
  • Wer macht was?
  • Wie findest du das?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Different sports
  • National sports
  • Different types of music
  • Different types of TV programmes
  • Different types of films

 

Assessment point 3

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Spellings
  • Question words
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • Pronouns
  • Favourite things
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Pronunciation
  • Word order
  • Connectives
  • Time expressions
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Future tense in German (I will BUT NOT I am going to)
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

 

Year 8 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Topic: School

 

Vocabulary

  • School subjects
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Telling time 
  • Days of the week
  • Describing timetable
  • Describing teachers 
  • School rules
  • School facilities
  • Description of teachers
  • Introduce ‘there is’

 

Grammar

  • Introduce the connective ‘weil’
  • Future tense
  • Word order
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Accusative case
  • Prepositions
  • Dative case
  • Present tense of the modal verb ‘dürfen’

 

Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Magst du?
  • Warum magst du das?
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsfach?
  • Wann hast du Deutsch?
  • Was hast du am Montag?
  • Wie findest du die Schulregeln?
  • Was darf man in deiner Schule machen?
  • Beschreib deine Lehrer.
  • Beschreib deine Schule.

 

Cultural Capital

  • Describing different types of school
  • Finding out about the school system in Germany
  • German school day routine

 

Revisit:

  • Work out meaning of new words
  • Using possessive adjectives
  • Pronunciation
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order with and without ‘weil’
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • Time expressions
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Accusative case
  • Infinitives
  • The modal verb ‘können’
  • Future tense
  • Numbers
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Topic: School

 

Vocabulary

  • School subjects
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Describing timetable
  • Describing teachers
  • School rules
  • School facilities
  • Description of teachers
  • Introduce ‘there is’

 

Grammar

  • Introduce the connective ‘weil’
  • Future tense
  • Word order
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Accusative case
  • Prepositions
  • Dative case
  • Present tense of the modal verb ‘dürfen’

 

Skills

  • Building longer sentences
  • Giving reasons
  • Using qualifiers
  • Understanding longer reading texts
  • Using a bilingual dictionary
  • Developing answers
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Magst du?
  • Warum magst du das?
  • Was ist dein Lieblingsfach?
  • Wann hast du Deutsch?
  • Was hast du am Montag?
  • Wie findest du die Schulregeln?
  • Was darf man in deiner Schule machen?
  • Beschreib deine Lehrer.
  • Beschreib deine Schule.

 

Cultural Capital

  • Describing different types of school
  • Finding out about the school system in Germany
  • German school day routine

 

Assessment point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

 

Revisit:

  • Work out meaning of new words
  • Using possessive adjectives
  • Pronunciation
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Word order with and without ‘weil’
  • Conjugation of verbs in the present tense
  • Time expressions
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Infinitives
  • The modal verb ‘können’ and ‘dürfen’
  • Use of ‘there is’
  • Accusative and Dative cases
  • Future tense
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

 Spring 1

Spring 2

Topic: Town

 

Vocabulary

  • Places in town
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Holiday activities

 

Grammar

  • ‘There is’ and ‘There isn’t’
  • Compound nouns
  • Modal verbs ‘would like’ and ‘can’
  • Impersonal way of saying ‘you’: man kann
  • Infinitives
  • Future tense
  • Past Tense

 

Skills

  • Understanding compound nouns
  • Looking for false friends
  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Was gibt es in deiner Stadt?
  • Was kann man in deiner Stadt machen?
  • Wis ist deine Stadt?
  • Wie viel kostet das?
  • Was möchten Sie kaufen?
  • Was wirst du in den Sommerferien machen?
  • Was hast du in den letzten Ferien gemacht?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Developing map skills
  • Different types of holidays


Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Using ‘There is’ and Accusative
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Work out meaning of unknown words
  • Adapt a text
  • Free time activities
  • Future tense
  • Past tense in English (I have played, I have been playing, I was playing)
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

 

Topic: Town

 

Vocabulary

  • Places in town
  • Buying souvenirs
  • Ordering food and drink
  • Holiday activities

 

Grammar

  • ‘There is’ and ‘There isn’t’
  • Compound nouns
  • Modal verbs ‘would like’ and ‘can’
  • Impersonal way of saying ‘you’: man kann
  • Infinitives
  • Future tense
  • Past Tense

 

Skills

  • Understanding compound nouns
  • Looking for false friends
  • Focusing on high-frequency words
  • Understanding longer listening texts
  • Adapting a model
  • Writing at length
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Was gibt es in deiner Stadt?
  • Was kann man in deiner Stadt machen?
  • Wis ist deine Stadt?
  • Wie viel kostet das?
  • Was möchten Sie kaufen?
  • Was wirst du in den Sommerferien machen?
  • Was hast du in den letzten Ferien gemacht?

 

Cultural Capital

  • Cities and towns in German speaking countries
  • Food and drink in German speaking countries
  • Addressing people politely


Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ with the past tense
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Pronunciation
  • Nouns and plurals
  • Using ‘There is’ and Accusative
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Work out meaning of unknown words in listening and reading exercises
  • Adapt a text
  • Future tense
  • Using present, past and future tenses
  • Using compound nouns
  • Forming past participles
  • Free time activities
  • Future tense
  • Past tense in German (I have played BUT NOT I have been playing OR I was playing)
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Summer 1 Summer 2

Topic: Holidays

 

Vocabulary

  • Holiday activities
  • Holiday accommodation
  • Modes of transport
  • Comparing places
  • Weather
  • Talking about holiday problems

 

Grammar

  • Imperfect ‘war’, ‘hatte’, ‘es gab’
  • Using ‘There is’ and ‘There was’
  • Perfect tense with ‘haben’ and ‘sein’
  • Past participles
  • Word order with connectives and
  • TMP (time manner place)
  • Weather phrases
  • Future tense
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Wie war deine Stadt früher?
  • Was gab es in deiner Stadt?
  • Was hast du in den Ferien gemacht?
  • Wo hast du gewohnt?
  • Wie ist / war das Wetter?
  • Wie bist du gefahren?
  • Was wirst du in den nächsten Ferien machen?

 

Cultural capital

  • Variety of holiday experiences
  • German speaking countries
  • Cities in German speaking countries

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Past tense
  • Future tense
  • Combining the present, future and past tense in the 4 language skills
  • Use of formal way of addressing someone
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Working out meaning of unknown vocabulary
  • Adapting a text for own purposes
  • Word order
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ with the past tense
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Using ‘There is’ with Accusative case
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Future tense

Topic: Holidays

 

Vocabulary

  • Holiday activities
  • Holiday accommodation
  • Modes of transport
  • Comparing places
  • Weather
  • Talking about holiday problems

 

Grammar

  • Imperfect ‘war’, ‘hatte’, ‘es gab’
  • Using ‘There is’ and ‘There was’
  • Perfect tense with ‘haben’ and ‘sein’
  • Past participles
  • Word order with connectives and
  • TMP (time manner place)
  • Weather phrases
  • Future tense
  • Adjectives and qualifiers

 

Skills

  • Combining present, future and past tenses
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Writing a holiday review
  • Pronunciation
  • Memorisation skills
  • Polite form of addressing someone ‘Sie’

 

Key Questions

  • Wie war deine Stadt früher?
  • Was gab es in deiner Stadt?
  • Was hast du in den Ferien gemacht?
  • Wo hast du gewohnt?
  • Wie ist / war das Wetter?
  • Wie bist du gefahren?
  • Was wirst du in den nächsten Ferien machen?

 

Cultural capital

  • Variety of holiday experiences
  • German speaking countries
  • Cities in German speaking countries

 

Revisit:

  • Conjugation of present tense verbs
  • Past tenses: perfect and imperfect
  • Future tense
  • Using conditional ( ‘when’ with weather phrases)
  • Combining the present, future and past tenses
  • Use of formal way of addressing someone
  • Pronunciation
  • Asking and answering questions
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Working out meaning of unknown vocabulary
  • Adapting a text for own purposes
  • Word order
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’ with the past tense
  • Use of modal verbs and infinitives
  • Using ‘There is’ and ‘There was’ with the Accusative case
  • Building longer sentences using connectives
  • Giving more detailed opinions and justifying them
  • Writing paragraphs
  • Future tense

Useful websites/resources

www.quizlet.com 

www.wordreference.com 

Key Stage 4 Overview

This course will enable our students of all abilities to develop their language skills to their full potential, equipping them with the knowledge to communicate in a variety of contexts with confidence. Learning a language is a skill for life and something students should find rewarding.  Studying a language will give a student the possibility to obtain the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), thus enhancing their prospects to enter further education or employment.

The course will focus on the following topics:

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme3: Current and future study and employment.

Exam Board

AQA

Qualification type

GCSE

Assessment

The qualification is linear so students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

25% of GCSE Listening examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of spoken language

Foundation: 35 minutes approximately

Higher: 45 minutes approximately

25% of GCSE Speaking examination with class teacher

What’s assessed: Communicating and interacting effectively in speech for a variety of purposes

Foundation: 7-9 minutes + preparation time

Higher: 10-12 minutes + preparation time

25% of GCSE Reading examination

What’s assessed: Understanding and responding to different types of written language

Foundation: 45 minutes

Higher: 1 hour

25% of GCSE Writing examination

What’s assessed: Communication effectively in writing for a variety of purposes

Foundation- 1 hour

Higher- 1 hour 15 minutes

Year 9

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
RELATIONSHIPS

  • Stating information about your family and pets
  • Describing your family relationship
  • Conjugating regular verbs in the present tense
  • Conjugating irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Conjugating reflexive verbs in the present tense

 

Revisit:

  • Using haben and sein in the present tense
  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Word order
  • Structure of the past and future tenses
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences. Examples include: denn (because); aber (but); weil (because); obwohl (although)
  • Use wenn to mean when if you are referring to the future, present or a habitual action in the past
  • use als to refer to a specific event in
  • the past
  • use wann when you ask a question

AQA GCSE Theme 1
MARRIAGE

  • Stating information about partnerships
  • Using adjectives to describe people well
  • Explaining your opinion on marriage
  • Using comparatives and superlative adjectives accurately
  • Use the perfect tense with haben or sein to describe past events.

 

Revisit:

  • Using regular and irregular verbs in the present tense
  • Using reflexive verbs in the present tense
  • Family members
  • Description of appearance and character
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Comparative and superlative of adjectives
  • Conjugation in the present tense
  • Word order
  • Structure of the past and future tenses
  • Use of ‘to have’ and ‘to be’
  • Question words
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences. Examples include: denn (because); aber (but); weil (because); obwohl (although)
  • Use wenn to mean when if you are referring to the future, present or a habitual action in the past
  • use als to refer to a specific event in the past
  • use wann when you ask a question
  • using future tense

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
FOOD and EATING OUT

  • Stating what you eat and drink
  • Describing food and drink in detail
  • Stating what you like and would like to do
  • Understanding and using the present tense
  • Using adverbial phrases correctly

 

Revisit:

  • Present tense
  • Saying what you like to do
  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something

 

AQA GCSE Theme 1
SPORTS
MUSIC
TV and CINEMA

  • Stating information about sports.
  • Stating opinions about what you like best.
  • Using separable and reflexive verbs (future).
  • Using the different words for “when”.
  • Stating information about music, cinema and TV
  • Understanding and using separable verbs
  • Understanding and using separable verbs and reflexive verbs in the perfect tense

 

Revisit:

  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

AQA GCSE Theme 1
SOCIAL MEDIA AND
MOBILE TECHNOLOGY

  • Stating opinions about social networks
  • Describing social networks in more detail
  • Using the present tense to refer to the future
  • Using direct and indirect pronouns
  • Using wann, wenn, and als correctly
  • Stating information about mobile phones
  • Using the perfect tense accurately
  • Describing mobile phone usage
  • Using the imperfect tense accurately

 

Revisit:

  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Question words
  • Use the modal verb können to list out the potential uses of technology
  • Use adverbs of time and adverbial phrases to describe in more detail when/how you do something
  • Using present tense to refer to the future

AQA GCSE Theme 1
FESTIVALS AND CUSTOMS IN GERMANY AND GERMAN SPEAKING COUNTRIES

  • Stating information about festivals in Germany
  • Using the perfect tense accurately
  • Understanding and using personal pronouns
  • Stating information about traditions in Germany
  • Using quantities, weights, and containers
  • Using adjectives as nouns
  • Using verbs as the second ideas in sentences

 

Revisit:

  • Opinions and justifications
  • Perfect tense
  • Imperfect tense
  • Future tense
  • Personal pronouns
  • Word order
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs

Assessment Point 3

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

Year 10

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOME
WHERE YOU LIVE

  • Stating houses and furniture
  • Describing houses, rooms, and positions
  • Using plurals correctly
  • Understanding and using prepositions
  • Understanding and using the dative case
  • Stating information about where you live
  • Stating information about facilities in your town
  • Stating information about how you get around
  • Using inversion to form questions
  • Using interrogatives to form a question
  • Understanding the verb können accurately


Revisit:

  • Singular and Plural
  • Reflexive verbs
  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words.
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive constructions, e.g. um … zu (in order to); ohne … zu (without)
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HEALTHY and UNHEALTHY LIVING

  • Stating information about lifestyle choices
  • Stating information about health issues
  • Describing past lifestyle choices
  • Using modal verbs
  • Using als when talking about the past

 

Revisit

  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs

 

 

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2
ENVIRONMENT

  • Stating how you help and harm the environment
  • Describing local environmental problems
  • Using subordinating conjunctions
  • Using the imperative
  • using plusperfect tense
  • Understanding longer compound nouns

 

Revisit:

  • Modal verbs linked to behaviours (must do/can do/should do/could do)
  • Tenses
  • Outlining consequences of Word order
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs

 

AQA GCSE Theme 2
CHARITY and VOLUNTARY WORK

  • Stating voluntary work you do and could do
  • Describing volunteer experience
  • Using quantifiers and intensifiers
  • Using wenn clauses
  • Using in in the dative and accusative cases
  • Using man könnte
  • Stating problems (Racism, homelessness etc.)


Revisit:

  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use infinitive constructions, e.g. um … zu (in order to); ohne … zu (without)
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

 

 

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

AQA GCSE Theme 2 HOMELESSNESS

  • Stating information about living in poverty
  • Stating information about being homeless
  • Understanding and using indefinite pronouns
  • Understanding and using reflexive pronouns
  • Using reflexive verbs with a direct object

 

Revisit

  • Modal verb revision
  • Questions and question words
  • Word order
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Use the infinitive after modal verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Reflexive verbs

AQA GCSE Theme 2
HOLIDAYS AND TRAVEL
REGIONS OF GERMANY

  • Stating dates and numbers
  • Describing the weather
  • Describing accommodation
  • Describing different ways of travel
  • Understanding and using the imperfect tense
  • Understanding and using the conjunctions
  • Stating detail about German-speaking countries
  • Stating information about holiday destinations
  • Using comparative and superlative adverbs
  • Using dative or accusative after prepositions
  • Using relative pronouns and was

 

Revisit:

  • Adjectives and qualifiers
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Use connectives and conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Tenses
  • Using gern/lieber/am liebsten
  • Pronouns

Assessment Point 3

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills

Year 11

 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
LIFE AT SCHOOL

  • Describing your uniform
  • Describing school rules
  • Describing a school day/ routine
  • Using adjectival endings
  • Using reflexive verbs
  • Using common subjunctive forms
  • Using conditional


Revisit:

  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions
  • Pronouns
  • Using wenn and als

AQA GCSE Theme 3
SCHOOL SUBJECTS

  • Stating the time
  • Describing your timetable and school day
  • Stating opinions about school and subjects.
  • Describing a school and types of school.
  • Describing different choices you have (e.g. Wahlfächer)
  • Using modal verbs
  • Using prepositions seit and vor
  • Using the infinitive
  • Using reflexive verbs
  • Construction um/ohne … zu.

 

Revisit:

  • Telling time
  • Days of the week
  • Comparatives
  • Using subordinating and coordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences
  • Using negatives
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Adjectives
  • Expressing opinions
  • Pronouns
  • Using wenn and als

 

Assessment Point 1

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking

 Spring 1

Spring 2

AQA GCSE Theme 3
UNIVERSITY or WORK

  • Stating information about future choices
  • Understanding and using the future tense
  • Understanding and using ”welcher?” (which?)
  • Forming plurals for different nouns
  • Using infinitives following “zu”

 

Revisit

  • Word order
  • Opinions
  • Modal verbs
  • Tenses
  • Conditional
  • Comparing

 

AQA GCSE Theme 3
CHOICE OF CAREER

  • Stating information about future careers
  • Using ich möchte, ich werde, and ich will
  • Using subordinating conjunctions
  • Understanding and using the genitive case

 

Revisit

  • Personality traits
  • Tenses
  • Word order
  • Opinions and justifications
  • Modal verbs
  • Using articles
  • Using subordinating conjunctions to make longer sentences

Assessment Point 2

  • Reading
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Weekly vocabulary tests
  • Ongoing assessment in all skills
Summer 1 Summer 2

 

Exams

 

Exams

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