Year 7

Year 7 Topics

My world and I
Family and pets
Leisure time
My town and travel

Year 7 Grammar

 Verbs and Verb endings in the present tense
 Nouns and articles
 Modal verb “können”
Counting and using ordinal numbers
Asking and answering questions
Correct word order
Opinions and reasons
Future tense using the present tense

Year 8

Year 8 Topics

Healthy living
School trips
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
“Wenn” clauses
Future tense
Using past, present and future tenses together

Year 9

Year 9 Topics

Role models
Jobs and ambitions
My childhood
Rights and duties

Year 9 Grammar

Consolidation of past, present and future tenses
Subject and direct object pronouns
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