Key Stage 3
In Year 7 our language work is focussed around the theme of “Self and Family.” Students learn the language to describe themselves, their likes, dislikes, family, home and town.
All four language skills (listening, reading, speaking and writing are developed). We also work on basic grammar, pronunciation, spelling, pair-work and vocabulary learning techniques. Year 7 practises the skills needed to make language-learning stimulating and successful.
In Year 8, the topics covered include school, free-time and holidays. The language skills are developed further and students are introduced to the past and future tenses. More emphasis is given to encouraging confidence in the speaking.
In Year 9 we continue to extend vocabulary and to develop grammatical understanding. Our work on the past and future tenses encourages students to reach high levels of attainment, paving the way for good grades at G.C.S.E. Topics include ‘Healthy Living.’ Future plans and project work looking at the importance of languages in our social and working lives.
Key Stage 4
In Years 10 and 11, we continue to develop the language and to extend the grammar preparation for the GCSE. The trick is to keep on top of the vocabulary and grammar with regular revision and home study.
During this course, students will complete two written tasks and two speaking tasks which represent 60% of the final GCSE.
Some students will take the French GCSE at the end of Year 10 as part of the Fast Track Dual Linguist course.
Key Stage 3
Some students will begin studying German in Year 8, as well as studying French. German is an exciting, logical and interesting language. In Year 8, students will cover topics focused on self, family, school, sports and hobbies.
Students continue to study German in Year 9 developing vocabulary and grammar. Students will focus on topics such as free time, healthy living and going out.
At the end of KS3, students may opt to continue their German studies as part of the Dual Linguist course, or the 2 year GCSE.
Key Stage 4
During this course, students will complete 2 written tasks and 2 speaking tasks which represent 60% of the final GCSE.
In Years 10 and 11 we continue to develop the language and to extend the grammar in preparation for the GCSE. The trick is to keep on top of the vocabulary and grammar with regular revision and home study.
The Fast Track Dual Linguists will take the German at the end of Year 11.