German

YearTerm 1Term 2Term 3
Year 7In Languages, our curriculum is based on the belief that all students are entitled to the opportunity to learn a language and that language-learning is valuable in and of itself. We aim to equip our students for the next stage of their language-learning journey; whether that be communicating with native speakers in the world of work, being able to communicate when travelling, or continuing study to GCSE, A-Level and beyond.

Learning to communicate in a foreign language and learning about the cultures in which they are spoken is vital for broadening our students’ horizons and their view of the world. We also believe it is a key component of academic success at all levels.

Languages is a subject that presents unique challenges to students and our curriculum is designed in such a way as to maximise success for every student. We draw on educational research, both general educational research and MFL-specific, in the design of our curriculum to enhance students’ learning and inform teachers’ practice.

All students also have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities, including pen pal exchanges, a residential visit to Normandy, a Spanish exchange and a French spelling bee. We aim to offer as many enrichment opportunities as possible in order to complement what we do in lessons and give students the chance to use language in real-life situations.
Year 8- classroom language
- knowledge of Berlin
- comparing cities
- family
- pets
- negatives, articles, plurals
- complex connectives
- clothing and uniform
- adjective endings
- comparatives & superlatives
- opinions
Year 9- food and drink
- eating in a restaurant
- complaining in a restaurant
- past tense
- continuing from term 1
- starting units from term 3
- school subjects
- teachers
- uniform
- school rules
- future plans
Year 10- family, self and friends
- marriage & partnerships
- where I live
- hobbies and free time
- film, music, cinema
- technology
- school life
- the world of work
- future plans
Year 11- holidays
- German festivals
- health
- sport and fitness
- environment
- social issues
- revision and exam skills