Year 8 Curriculum
Talking about yourself and your school
Family, Friends and Free Time
My home and where I live
Year 9 Curriculum
Holidays, shopping and food
After-school activities and health
Going out and taking part in an exchange
Assessment & Monitoring
Each half term, your daughter will begin a new topic which will encompass a range of listening, reading, writing and spoken language skills.
For listening, your daughter will regularly listen to and work with recordings of a native speaker. She will also be exposed to German within the classroom as it is used by both her teacher and the class. This will significantly develop her confidence and improve her ability to distinguish new sounds and pick out key information.
For reading, your daughter will read and respond to a range of German texts for different purposes, including letters, reports and information leaflets. She will learn how to use a bilingual dictionary and be given opportunities to develop independent research skills using ICT.
Your daughter will develop her writing skills in the target language and will be assessed regularly through extended pieces of writing where she will be expected to include key grammatical concepts, give opinions and correctly include appropriate and new vocabulary covered in class.
Your daughter will regularly be given opportunities to speak in German with a partner, in small groups or with the teacher. In her spoken work, she will be expected to include key grammar points and include a range of language and vocabulary.
Regular assessment of all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) will take place within lessons and formal assessments will be carried out cumulatively at the end of each term. Students will also be expected to learn new vocabulary regularly and assessment of this learning will take place as part of listening, speaking, reading or writing assessments or as dedicated vocabulary tests.
Throughout Key Stage 3, there are a range homework clubs at lunchtime and after school, where support is available to ensure that your daughter can complete homework tasks with confidence and to the very best of her ability.
In preparation for Key Stage 3 German assessments, your daughter can access the following websites for extra support:
- Linguascope (details can be found in the school planner)
- Sam Learning
- Textivate (details in planner)
Your daughter can also access vocabulary lists and grammar support for the different topics via the school’s VLE.