German

Meet the team

Head of Department:

Mrs J. Caldwell

Teaching Staff:

Mrs I. Winkelmann-Byrne

Aim of department: To introduce pupils to the language and culture of Germany and German-speaking communities and countries. To build pupil confidence in producing language in all 4 skill areas of listening, reading, speaking and writing. To enhance thinking skills and personal capabilities, and in doing so allow pupils to become independent learners.
Timetable allocation: Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Key Stage 5
3 periods per week 5 periods per week 8 periods per week

Key Stage 3 Curriculum

Key Themes

Year 8 Term 1 Introduction to German and German speaking countries, introducing yourself: greetings, saying your name, spelling, numbers, age, months, birthday, countries, languages
Term 2 Family: family members, brothers and sisters, pets and colours, describing yourself etc.
Term 3 School: classroom objects, items in school bag, subjects and opinions of them, tell the time, timetable, days of the week
Year 9 Term 1 Free time and hobbies: sports and musical instruments, favourite hobbies, opinion of computer games, how often you do something
Term 2 Home: where you live, weather, house, own room, numbers to 100
Term 3 Food and drink: say what food/ drink you like/don’t like, different meals, ordering food, buying food, numbers to 1000, healthy eating
Year 10 Term 1 Local area: places in town, activities in town, directions, buying tickets and presents, understand tourist information
Term 2 Fashion and shopping: clothes, opinions what you like to wear, designer clothing and school uniform
Term 3 Going on a trip: holidays – where, how to travel, where to stay, activities there, past holidays

Key Stage 4 Curriculum

Year 11

&

 Year 12

Exam Board AQA
Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
Identity and Culture Speaking

Listening

Reading

Writing

25%

25%

25%

25%

Summer of Year 12
Local, international and global areas of interest
Current Future study and Employment

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Year 13 Exam Board CCEA
Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
Relationships

Culture and Lifestyle

 

Speaking

Listening

Reading

Use of Language

30%

 

 

40%

 

 

Summer

Extended Writing Study of literary text or film 30%
Year 14 Exam Board CCEA
Unit Title Assessment Weighting Availability
Young People in Society and Our Place in a changing world Speaking

Listening

Reading

30%

 

40%

 

 

 

Summer

Extended Writing Set Literary text 30%

Careers Links:

Computer programmer, Credit controller, Customer support adviser,

Executive search consultant, Cultural briefing consultant, Interpreter, Translator, Teacher, Language trainer, Engineering, Banking, Civil service, Travel and tourism, Secretary/PA, Marketing Public relations, Pharmaceutical work, Journalism and media, Transport and distribution.

  

AOB:

In most careers nowadays language abilities are highly valued and there is a particular shortage of people with languages in Engineering and Finance. A qualification in a language will make you more employable.