German

Our comprehensive Key Stage 3 MFL courses guarantee our students solid preparation to face the challenge of the GCSE course.

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Mrs L Bould - Head of Department - lvb@bws.wilts.sch.uk
Mrs L Drummond – Teacher of German – lcd@bws.wilts.sch.uk
Ms O Telford – Teacher of German – ot@bws.wilts.sch.uk

Every student will study all three languages in Year 7. At the end of Year 7, they will choose their First Language to study up to GCSE. Students will also continue with an allocated Second Language in Year 8 and Year 9, and they may also choose to continue studying this one to GCSE. Students can then continue with French, German or Spanish at A-Level.

Learning German at Bishop’s is all about:

  • Having a go and trying to express yourself as best you can at your level;
  • Getting to grips with grammar, so that you can experiment with the language yourself;
  • Getting a real idea of what it’s like today and how it was in the past in German speaking countries;
  • Making the most of all the extras – the trips, the assistant, the clubs;
  • Taking responsibility for your enjoyment of the subject by engaging fully in lessons;
  • Pushing your competence to its limit at every opportunity.


Year 7

The text book issued to students is called "Stimmt 1" 

German y7 book

Year 7 Curriculum Plan

There are 2 lessons per week

The full list of topics covered is listed below:-

 

Topic Grammar
Greetings Present tense
Numbers & alphabet Using meine(e) & dein(e)
Saying where you live Pronouns
Describing your character Using kann + infinitive
Family & pets Adjectives and nouns
Sports & leisure activities Using gern, word order
School subjects Using the present tense to talk about the future
Days & times Using weil
School facilities & teachers Using sein & ihr
Places in a town Prepositions

 

Year 8

The text book issued to students is called "Stimmt 2"

German y8 book

There are 5 lessons per week.

The full list of topics covered is listed below:

Year 8 Curriculum Plan

Topic Grammar
Holidays Imperfect tense, Future tense
Travel Perfect tense
Weather Present and past tenses
TV & Film Modal verbs
Reading Prepositions
Food & Drink Irregular verbs
Recipes Imperative
Healthy Lifestyles  
Rules Modal verbs
Daily Routine Reflexive verbs and separable verbs
Holidays & Festivals Imperative & adjective endings
Clothes & Uniforms Using wenn & future tense

 

GCSE German

GCSE German is studied using the New Edexcel German GCSE specification. This new specification culminates in four papers taken at the end of Year 11: Speaking, Writing, Reading and Listening. The four skills have got equal weight in the final grade.

The text book issued to students is called "Stimmt Edexcel GCSE German" and boys may also wish to purchase "Edexcel GCSE Grammar and Translation Workbook" for help with class and homework tasks.

German GCSE books

Year 9 First Language and Second Language (Quick-Start) Curriculum Plans

Year 9 First Language German is taught for 3 lessons per week.

The full list of topics covered is listed below:-

Term Topic Grammar
1-2 School Present tense
Imperfect tense
Perfect tense
Future tense
Modal verbs
Subordinate clauses
3-4 Free Time Using nouns and articles
Using adverbs of frequency and place
Plural nouns
Conditional
Tenses
5-6 Relationships Adjective endings
Possessive adjectives
The dative case
Prepositions
Modal verbs in the imperfect tense

 

Year 9 Second Language (Quick-Start) German is taught for 3 lessons per week.

The text books used for this course are called "Stimmt 1" and “Stimmt 2”. Students will also use sections of the Stimmt GCSE textbook.

German GCSE books2

The full list of topics covered is listed below:-

Term Topic Grammar
1 Basics & Hobbies Present tense
Pronouns
Adjectives and nouns
Using adverbs of frequency and place
Possessive adjectives
Prepositions
2 Food & Drink Using gern
Word order
Perfect tense
Future tense
3 School Weil
Word order
Sein and ihr
prepositions
4 School Subordinate clauses
Conditional tense
Separable verbs
5 Holidays Imperfect tense
Revision of tenses
Asking and answering questions
6 Media Modal verbs
Introduction to cases

 

Year 10 Curriculum Plan

Year 10 German is taught for 4 lessons per week.

The full list of topics covered is listed below:-

Term Topic Grammar
1-2 House & home
Food & drink
Technology
Irregular verbs
Separable verbs
Prepositions
Reflexive verbs
Subordinate clauses
3-4 Travel & accommodation
Shopping & ordering food
Using clauses with two verbs
Compatives & superlatives
Imperatives
Wenn clauses with the subjunctive
Adjective endings
Seit + present tense
5-6 Local area & holiday destinations Prepositions
Pluperfect tense
Infinitive constructions with zu
Es gibt

 

Year 11 Curriculum Plan

Year 11 German is taught for 4 lessons per week.

The full list of topics covered is listed below:-

Term Topic Grammar
1 The world of work Masculine and feminine nouns
Conjunctions
Intensifiers
Word order with weil
Tenses
Um...zu
Using etwas + adjectives
2 Environment & world issues Forming questions
Prepositions
Numbers and dates
Adjectival nouns
Comparatives and superlatives
The passive voice
3 Revision and Exam Practice Grammar revision
4 Revision and Exam Practice Grammar revision
5 Study leave and Exam  
6 Study leave and Exam  

 

 

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