German at KS4

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Course ID
AQA 8668
Faculty
Modern Foreign Languages
Department
German
Level
Key Stage 4 (GCSE)
Head of Faculty
J. Giffen
Head of Department
J. Wolf

Students can choose to study one or both languages studied at KS3.

They build on their KS3 knowledge and skills as well as developing a deeper understanding of the cultural aspects of the countries where the language is spoken. Students follow the AQA GCSE (9-1) course in French, German and/or Spanish.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 10

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 1: Me my family and friends. Speaking assessment (including photo card).
Autumn 2 Chapter 2: Technology in everyday life.
Chapter 3: Free time.
Reading and listening, Chapter 1 and 2.
Spring 1 Chapter 4: Customs and traditions. Reading and listening chapter 3 and 4.
Spring 2 Chapter 5: Home, Town, Region. Speaking assessment (including roleplay).
Summer 1 Chapter 6: Social issues, Chapter 7: Global issues. Reading and listening 5 & 6.
Summer 2 Focus on speaking and revision of all learned so far. Mock exams all four skills.

 

Year 11

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Chapter 8: Travel and Tourism. Reading and Listening (Chapter 7 and 8).
Autumn 2 Chapter 9: Life at school and college. Mock Exams (listening, reading and writing).
Spring 1 Chapter 10: Education post-16, jobs and career. Extended writing 90 (F & H) or 150 words (H).
Spring 2 Preparation for speaking exams. Revision. Mock speaking.
Summer 1 Preparation for speaking exams. Revision. GCSE speaking then rest of exams.
Summer 2 GCSE Examination. GCSE Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 10

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet;
Memrise; Languages Online.
AQA revision guide (provided to PP students); Kerboodle; textbook; class notebooks. German series on Netflix; Amazon Prime Video; More4; YouTube; German speaking musicians. Joint trip with History to Berlin or Vienna (Summer 2).

 

Year 11

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Seneca Learning; Quizlet;
Memrise; Languages Online.
AQA revision guide (provided to PP students); Kerboodle; textbook; class notebooks; AQA revision workbook (provided to all students). German series on Netflix; Amazon Prime Video; More4 (Deutschland 83, Criminal, Dark); YouTube.  

 

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