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Here you find the content of the German course for each year group.
Year 7 Topics

  1. My world and I
  2. Family and pets
  3. Leisure time
  4. School
  5. My town and travel

Year 7 Grammar

  •  verbs and verb endings in the present tense
  •  nouns and articles
  •  pronouns
  •  modal verb “können”
  •  adjectives
  • Counting and using ordinal numbers
  • Asking and answering questions
  • correct word order
  •  opinions and reasons
  • prepositions
  • future tense using the present tense

 Year 8 Topics

  1. Holidays
  2. Media
  3. Healthy living
  4. School trips
  5. Going out

Year 8 Grammar

  • Past tense: imperfect and perfect
  • Asking questions in the perfect tense
  • Modal verbs “wollen, sollen, dürfen, können, müssen”
  • Prepositions with the dative case
  • Irregular verbs
  • Reflexive and separable verbs
  • Imperative
  • “Wenn” clauses
  • Future tense
  • Using past, present and future tenses together

Year 9 Topics

  1. Role models
  2. Music
  3. Jobs and ambitions
  4. My childhood
  5. Rights and duties

Year 9 Grammar

  • Consolidation of past, present and future tenses
  • Subject and direct object pronouns
  • “Seit”
  • Making comparisons: comparative and superlative
  • Separable verbs in the perfect tense
  • Conditional tense
  • “um ...zu”
  • Prepositions with accusative and dative cases
  • Word order (verb second)
  • Word order with conjunctions
  • Imperfect of modal verbs

 Year 10/11 GCSE Topics

We follow the AQA specification for Modern Foreign Languages. 

 Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based:

Theme 1  Identity and culture- to include: 1) me, my family and friends 2) technology 3) free time activities 4) customs and festivals

Theme 2  Local, national, international and global areas of interest - to include: 1) home and town 2) social issues 3) global issues 4) travel and tourism

Theme 3  Current and future study and employment - to include: 1) my studies 2) life at school 3) post-16 education 4) jobs, career choices and ambitions

Students will study these themes through the four skills of learning a language:  Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Year 10/11 GCSE Grammar
The main grammar aspects taught during the GCSE course are:

  • Present tense
  • Perfect tense
  • Imperfect tense
  • Future tense 
  • Conditional
  • Imperative
  • Negatives
  • Nouns and articles
  • Cases and pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Adjectives
  • Comparative and superlative
  • Questions
  • Conjunctions

Higher ability students will also study:

  • Infinitive constructions
  • Pluperfect tense
  • Subjunctive
  • Passive
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