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04/08/20

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29/07/20

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21/07/20

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21/07/20

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19/07/20

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Thank you to all students and families for the wonderful messages. And I also want to thank my amazing staff for all their hard work, dedication, and commitment. Enjoy the summer everyone.

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19/07/20

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19/07/20

🎉 Our new and exciting Summer Event for ages 10+ 💫Five mornings of learning different dance genres and five afternoons of learning how to project to the camera! 💫 https://t.co/0399PgCnJS To sign up please email kimberley.co.uk

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16/07/20

Two of our students have just entered the Foyle Young Poet of the Year 2020 competition. Well done to Callum Mckenzie (Y8) and Ibtihal Djellouli-Della (Y7) for their weeks of hard work and rewrites. Good luck! https://t.co/Bsu7oHfgL7

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15/07/20

7NPE in school this week . Every student has now been invited into school and they are now well and truly ready for the summer holidays. https://t.co/xKyeIDfKHf

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13/07/20

8CTA in school last week . https://t.co/2hfYE6lTZE

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10/07/20

The last group of Years 7s to be in school this week. Nearly every student has now attended school and it was great to see everyone . https://t.co/E0OKxNWMn4

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10/07/20

Welcome back 7DGR and 7ORI. Mr Maloney is very proudly giving out awards. https://t.co/XlbvoHSwl8

10/07/20

30 of our best mathematicians in Year 7 & 8 sat the UK Mathematics Challenge. A nationwide competition that is internationally recognised. 13 of our 30 students were in the top 40%. Hasti Eskandari achieved the Best in School award with an excellent set of results.

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09/07/20

7NWA and 7DWA in school today https://t.co/XPKHjPPWE7

09/07/20

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09/07/20

Today we welcome back the first of the Year 7 Tutor groups. This morning Ms Ruse is talking to them about their dreams. The future is bright for 7NWA! https://t.co/fisco0wh4A

Modern Foreign Languages

 

What we will do:

The Twickenham School MFL Department will follow the whole school policy for curriculum provision. In addition to this, the MFL department will also:

  • encourage all students to consider further study of either French or German at GCSE level and A level.
  • develop students’ interest in other cultures in the wider world through activities such as school visits, MFL clubs, cooking sessions, food tasting and competitions.

Specialist teaching

Years 7 to 11 will be taught by specialists.  In the first term Year 7 will be taught French in the first half and German in the second half. They will then continue with their chosen language till the end of key stage 3. In year 10 we strongly advise our students to continue with their chosen language at GCSE level. Our philosophy is that it broadens young people’ s minds and equip them with an ability to forge their own ideas about other cultures and languages.

Setting in MFL

At the moment all our MFL classes are taught in mixed ability groups from year 7 to year 11.

Key Stage 3

Twickenham School MFL Department delivers key stage 3 across three years in years 7 ,8 and 9.The curriculum fully complies with the national curriculum and is sequenced to ensure that topics are delivered in a logical way in order to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding .The curriculum is also being developed to ensure early introduction on knowledge and skills relevant to GCSE French or German, for example, by introducing most of the required grammar elements at foundation level.

 

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

7 French

Allez- Book 1

Tout sur moi- all about myself-

Personal information, physical appearance and favourite objects.

Content

French-speaking countries

Grammar- masculine and feminine words

present tense of avoir

adjectives

in +countries-au/en/aux/à

 

 

Zoom book 1

Hallo – introducing yourself

Content-Greetings

number1 to 31

say how old you are and the month of your birthday

Students will be then placed in German or French groups according to results and preferences.

Mon monde perso- my private world personality, family, school subjects and friends.

Content-

Describe personality

Talk about members of family and friends

Give opinions of school subjects

 

Autour de moi - around me

Content-School, home and animals.

Grammar-adjectival agreement

present tense for aller/ faire/ avoir/être

structures- je voudrais + noun

j’avais ...

c’était ...

Talk about school and where you live. Understand other people ‘school life and geographical ‘s situation in both reading and listening.

 

A Table- food and drinks

Content-Food and mealtimes.

Ordering food in a cafe

Grammar-negative- ne..pas/ ne...jamais

pouvoir + infinitive

mager and boire in the present tense

Structures- je voudrais + infinitive

il faut + noun /infinitive

j’aime/ je n’aime pas + infinitive

je préfère

je déteste

 

 

Mon quartier - local area- first part

Content-Description of local area and activities available where you live.

Grammar-the imperative

position of adjectives

prepositions

Structures- je veux / je peux + infinitive

il y a / il n’y a pas de/d’

Describe a town in both speaking and writing

Say what you can do in at different places.

Ask for and give directions and understand them

 

8 French

ça, c’est mon truc- lifestyle

Content -Lifestyle-

Clothes and various activities after school and at the weekend.

Talk about festivals and music.

Grammar- present tense of porter and jouer

reflexive verbs- se lever/se coucher

possessives adjectives- son/sa /ses

Talk about clothes and give opinions on styles.

Talk about the weather and what you wear for different occasions.

Say how often you do activities

Discuss in both speaking and writing weekend activities

Talk about music preferences and national events and understand other people’s preferences

Assessment- reading and listening

 

Destination vacances- holidays

Content-

Holidays destinations, real and ideal

Description of past holidays

Festivals in France

Grammar- the verb aller in past tense and present tense

The present tense with

The present perfect with avoir and être

The near future – je vais prendre

Conditional – je voudrais / j’aimerais + infininitve

In + countries/ cities: au,en.aux,à

Talk and understand about usual holidays and preferred holidays

Describe an ideal holiday

Describe a past holiday, where you went and what you did and understand accounts in both the spoken and written target language.

Talk and understand about festivals

Assessment- reading and listening

 

Bouger, c’est important- Sport and leisure

Content-

Body parts and injuries

 Famous sport personalities and sport events

Grammar- jouer and faire in the present tense and the perfect tense

the perfect tense of aller

pouvoir +infinitive

 

structures- j’ai mal au...

Talk and understand about sport and leisure activities

Talk and understand about where it hurts

Talk and understand about various sport people.

Assessment- reading and listening

 

Aux quatre coins du monde- daily life around the world

Content -local area and dream location

Daily routine- past and present

African French speaking countries.

Grammar - comparisons using plus ou moins.

the near future

Structures- je peux+infinitive

avoir faim/ peur/soif/

Talk and understand about where people live and where you are going to live when you are older.

Talk and understand about daily routine in the present tense and in the past tense

Discuss what you do to help others.

Locate French speaking countries in Africa.

Assessment- reading and listening

 

Book 2- Allez part one

C’est quoi la France- France and other countries

Content-Compare France and Britain.

French personalities

Transport and new technology

Francophone cartoon characters

Grammar-present tense of er verbs

use of on

comparative and superlatives

perfect tense- revision

qui to link sentenses

 

Structures- est-ce..

qu’est-ce que ..

Talk and understand about differences between France and Britain.

Talk and recognise key French people.

Talk and understand about transport and new technology in France.

Discuss Francophone cartoon characters.

 

Assessment- reading and listening

 

Book 2- Allez part two

C’est quoi la France- France and other countries

Revision for end of year exam

 

Content-Compare France and Britain.

French personalities

Transport and new technology

Francophone cartoon characters

Grammar-present tense of er verbs

use of on

comparative and superlatives

perfect tense- revision

 use of qui to link sentenses

 

Structures- est-ce..

qu’est-ce que ..

 

Talk and understand about differences between France and Britain.

Talk and recognise key French people.

Talk and understand about transport and new technology in France.

Discuss Francophone cartoon characters.

Write in different tenses using explanation.

Assessment- reading and listening.

9 French

Le monde des medias- the world of media

Content-Entertainment and advertising

Grammar- direct pronouns

faire+infinitive and rendre + adjectives

opinions in the past

Structures- ce qui me plait...

ce que ...

 

Talk and understand about television programmes, musical genres, film genres and reading preferences

Express opinions and understand others on the above topics.

Understand and use the language of advertising

Accro à la technologie-Technology

Content-Old and new technology

Social networks

Their benefits and dangers

Favourite technology

Grammar adjectival agreements and position

Verb + prepositions

 

Structures- il faut + infinitive and other key impersonal structures

Describe old and new technology

Talk and understand about using technology for leisure activities.

Discuss and understand pros and cons of modern technologies.

Talk and understand about favourite technology and gadgets.

 

être ado - c’est quoi? Issues for teenagers.

Content-

Relationships with family

Pocket money

Social pressures on teens

Life in the past

Homeless children

Grammar-pronouns, me, te and se

 imperative tense

imperfect tense

Structures- je peux/veux/dois+ infinitive

Quand j’etais plus jeune... mais maintenant...

Talk and understand about relationships with parents.

Discuss pocket money and understand in both reading and listening teens ‘dilemma about money.

Discuss pressures faced by teenagers and understand advice.

 

Talk about life in the past and understand passages about other people’s lives.

En pleine forme- a balanced diet

Content-Healthy habits

Diets and their effects on general health

Healthier habits

Grammar- impersonal structures

the pronoun en

expressions of quantities

future quantities

Talk and understand about healthy habits.

Discuss healthy habits

Talk and understand about how diet affects health

Talk about taking resolutions to be healthier

Talk and understand about life in the future

Rendez-vous - parties and festivals

Content-organise a party

Suggest activities and make excuses

A past outing

Formal way of communicating with French speaking people

Traditions and festivals

Grammar- near future

perfect tense with être

imperfect

vous form present tense

Structures- on pourrait + infinitive

Organise a party

Suggest activities and make excuses

Talk about an outing in the past tense

Write a formal letter to get information

Talk and understand about traditions and festivals

 

 

Un metier, un rêve- jobs and ambitions- part one

 

Revisions for end of year exam

Content-Personal information, physical appearance and favourite objects.

Grammar-masculine and masculine forms of jobs

imperfect tense and the conditional tense

use of different tense together

 

Structures- si clauses

quand with different tenses

Talk and understand about jobs and qualities needed for certain professions.

Discuss ideal jobs and ambitions

Talk and understand about part time jobs.

Talk and understand about success and failure

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

7 German

Allez book 1

Tout sur moi- all about myself-

Personal information, physical appearance and favourite objects.

Content

French-speaking countries

Grammar- masculine and feminine words

present tense of avoir

adjectives

in +countries-au/en/aux/à

 

 

Zoom book 1

Hallo – introducing yourself

Content-Greetings

number1 to 31

say how old you are and the month of your birthday

 

Students will be then placed in German or French groups according to results and preferences.

Meine Familie- talking about your family

Content-family members

brothers and sisters

pets and colours

description of people pets and self

Grammar-possessive adjectives

subject pronouns- er, sie, es

Structures- ich habe keine...

Talk and understand about family self and pets

Use colours to describe things and pets.

Write a paragraph about family and pets.

 

Meine Schule- school

Content-classroom objects and items in school bag

school subjects and opinions of them

Time and lessons and timetable

Grammar-gender-die,der,das.

The verb haben in the present tense

Structures um neun Uhr, habe ich..

Ask and understand questions about school and school items.

Provide adequate answers in both speaking and writing.

Give and understand opinions about school subjects.

Freizeit and hobbies -Free time and hobbies

Content- sports and musical instruments

you favourite hobbies

Opinions of computer games

frequency of activities

Grammar- gern, nicht gern,lieber,am liebsten

The present tense of regular and irregular verbs

Structures- complex sentences with denn

Talk and understand about sport and instruments using different pronouns such as ich, er , sie.

 

 

Week 1 -exams

Wo wohnst du? home

Content- where you live and the weather

description of dwelling

numbers up to 100

 

Grammar- ich wohne + dative case

structures-Es gibt einen/eine/ein

Talk and understand about you and other people live.

Give and understand descriptions of your house and others.

use more complex structures with denn and opinions.

 

 

8 German

Mein Zuhause - local area

Content- places in town

activities in local area

directions

buy tickets and presents

 tourist information

Grammar-imperative in the du and Sie form for instructions

ask questions

Structures-Man kann/ man will + infinitive.

Ask for and understand about directions.

 

 

Modestadt Berlin- fashion and shopping

Content-clothes and your opinion of them.

Uniform and weekend/ designer clothes

Shopping for clothes

Grammar-Singular nouns-ist

plural nouns- sind

direct pronouns

future tense

Structures- ich werde+ infinitive/ ich mochte + infinitive.

Talk about clothes and understand other’s opinions.

 

Describe uniform and designer clothes.

Zu Besuch- going on a trip

Content-holidays and activities in three time frames

 

Grammar-perfect tense with haben and sein

future tense

structures- Ich möchte + infinitive

Ich werde + infinitive

 

Talk and understand about holidays in 3 tenses.

Being able to use modals verbs

 

Zoom 2 book

Hallo- yourself, family and friends

Content-physical appearance and personality of other people and yourself.

Discuss chores at home using time and time frames in both speaking and writing.

Discuss relationships at home and understand other’s family life

past activities

Grammar-adjectival agreement

the present tense

The perfect tense with haben and sein.

Structures- Ich bin ... gefahren/ ich habe ... gemacht.

Zoom 2 book

Mein Tag-daily routine

 Content- daily routine with 24 and 12 hour clock

a recent activity using the perfect tense and the imperfect

Grammar-correct endings for dates

questions words

perfect tense with separable verbs

imperfect with sein and haben

Structures- man darf/soll/will/muss/kann + infinitive

Write a review using imperfect, perfect tense and present tense.

Use and understand the 12 and 24 hour clock.

Discuss and understand daily routine in the present , past tense and future tense.

Ask relevant questions in both speaking and writing and answer them fully.

 

End of year speaking exam

Week 1- revision

Week 2- end of year exams

 

Wir feiern- festivals and celebrations

Content- talk about national holidays and festivals

Talk about organising a party

Accept or decline an invitation

Describe a recent party

Grammar- use of the correct endings for dates

 

9 German

Wir feiern- festivals and celebrations

Content- talk about national holidays and festivals

Talk about organising a party

Accept or decline an invitation

Describe a recent party

Grammar- use of the correct endings for dates

Modal verbs: dürfen, können,müssen, sollen, woollen

The perfect and imperfect tenses

Understand key questions in both writing and speaking.

Write an invitation

Give reasons for not attending a party or a celebration

Being able to ask key questions relevant to the topic.

Assessment- reading and listening

speaking

Die Medien- the media

Content- old and new media

Favourite music, band and singers.

reading habits

old versus new media

 

Grammar-the perfect and imperfect tenses

Structures- ich habe am liebsten...

Wenn das Wetter …ist, sehe ich..

To discuss and understand the pros and cons of modern media

Talk and understand about reading habits.

Talk and understand about music and bands.

To discuss preferences using wenn.

Assessment- reading and listening

writing

Gesundes Leben- health and fitness

 Content-parts of the body

illness and injuries

sports and healthy habits

 

Grammar-possessive adjectives

nouns plural

dative pronouns

the imperative

structures- umm... zu

wenn

 Identify parts of the Body and recognise the German words in listening and reading.

Discuss and understand illness and injuries

Talk about physical activities using wenn..

Discussing healthy habits and understand what others do to keep fit

Assessment- reading and listening

speaking

Ausflug nach Dusseldorf- going on a trip

 

Revision for end of year exam.

 

Content-planning of a trip and tourist information

activities for tourists

directions and buying train tickets

where clothes are in a room

a past trip

 

Grammar-the accusative case

prepositions with both accusative and dative cases

future tense

imperative

Use of perfect with imperfect tense.

Structures- use of wenn and seit

Write a formal letter requiring information about a specific place or about a problem.

Write about holidays in general and a past one.

Understand information about places of interest for a holiday and any issues about a holiday

Assessment- reading and listening, writing

Schule und Zukunft- school and future plans

 

Revision for end of year exam

Content- part time jobs, spending and saving.

Compare school life in Germany and the UK

School subjects and plans for next year

Jobs and future careers

The school day

School life in Switzerland.

Ask and answer questions on school and future plans

Write clearly about the differences in the two school systems.

Understand longer passages in both the written and spoken language.

Make good use of different tenses

 

End of year speaking exam

Week 2 revisions

Week 3 – end of year exam

Die Umwelt- environment

Describe where you live and give your opinion of it

Talk about ways of travel

Talk about ways to be environmental problems and solutions

Für+accusative

Use a range of tenses, present, past and future.

Comparatives and superlative

Key Stage 4

Students currently either opt to follow the AQA GCSE in French or German. Students begin GCSE MFL in Year 10. Some of the topics covered in KS3 will be revisited in year 10 and 11 but at higher level. New topics will be introduced in all the themes at both foundation and higher level.

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

10 French

Theme 1

Identity and culture - Me, my family and friends

Content- talking about getting on with others and what they look like

Grammar- Foundation-reflexive verbs and adjectival agreement

the future tenses- focus on je, tu and vous

Higher- direct object pronouns and the simple future tense in singular and plural forms

Using dont

Discuss family bonds and personal qualities and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 1

Identity and culture - Technology in everyday life

Content-talking about the uses of social media, pros and cons,uses , benefits and dangers.

Grammar-

Foundation

the present tense of common irregular verbs

Higher

The present tense of more irregular verbs.

Il est possible que + subjunctive

Grâce à + noun

 

Discuss (in writing and in speaking) your use of technology and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 1

Identity and culture - Free time activities

Content- free-time activities in the past/ present and near future.

Different cuisines and eating out.

Sports, benefits and dangers

Grammar-

Foundation

perfect tense of regular verbs

verbs + infinitive

using quand /lorsque/si

Higher- revision of the future tense

Use of the pronouns en/y.

Revisit grâce à + noun

Opinion verbs- il me semble que

 

Discuss free time activities and food( in both speaking and writing) and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 Theme 1

Identity and culture - Customs and festivals

Content- how we celebrate

traditions for you and around the world

international festivals

a family event

Grammar-

Foundation

reflexive verbs in the perfect tense

imperfect tense of common verbs

Higher- using the perfect infinitive, the perfect and the imperfect together with different pronouns.

Discuss festivals and Francophone festivals, understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

Content- home and where you live and local area

Grammar-

Foundation

Comparative and superlative

Negative phrases followed by de..

demonstrative adjectives

Higher

the conditional of regular verbs

recognising possessive pronouns

partitive articles- revision

Discuss where you live and local area and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- Social issues

Content- talking about charity and voluntary work

Healthy and unhealthy living.

Grammar- Foundation-

the conditional of vouloir et aimer

the imperfect tense of etre, avoir and faire

Higher-vouloir que + subjunctive

il vaut / vaudrait mieux...

Ce que je souhaite/ veux/déteste…

Discuss charity and voluntary work as well as healthy living and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

 

11 French

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of Interest-Global issues

Environment and poverty and homelessness

Content- discussing environmental problems and their solutions

Discussing global issues, inequalities and poverty in the world.

Grammar-  Foundation using si + present or future

Recognising and using the pluperfect

Verbs of possibility- permettre de + infinitive

Higher – use of the subjunctive in the present tense.

Discussing in both writing and speaking the acute environmental problems in own area.

Understand in both written and spoken French the issues concerning the environment and homelessness

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of Interest-Global issues

Holidays and travel and regions of FRANCE

Content- holiday preferences

Describing a holiday in details

Visits to different places, towns and cities in France

Grammar- Foundation- sequencing words and phrases

Revising the three time frames using je, tu and vous.

Revision of il faut

Time phrases

Adverbs of time and place

Higher

Après avoir/être …

Revision of the subjunctive

Discuss places of interest for holidays using different tenses

Understand holiday issues and activities in both reading and listening.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

Theme 3 - Current and future study and employment

School and subjects

Life at school and college

Content- describing a day in school

School life in different countries

School rules and uniform

Ideal schools

Grammar-

Foundation

Si clause in the present tense

Revision of the perfect tense and the conditional

Revision of pouvoir, vouloir, devoir.

Higher

Revision of si clause- present future / imperfect and conditional

Discussing in both writing and speaking an average day in a British school and in a French speaking country.

Understand in both written and spoken French the issues concerning school life and its rules in Britain and in Francophone countries.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Theme 3

Speaking practice

Current and future study and employment

University or work?

Content- Talking about future options

University versus apprenticeships

How to get a job

Talking about the advantages and disadvantages of jobs

Grammar- Foundation

Revision of si clauses in the present tense

Use of quand + future tense

The passive voice in the present tense

Higher

Si clauses in future tense and imperfect.

The passive voice in the past tense- recognising it and using it

Discussing in both writing and speaking your future in terms of education

Understand in both written and spoken French the issues concerning universities and getting a job.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

Speaking exam

Catching up with overlooked topics- TBA

Practise of speaking exam- role play, describing pictures and general conversation during the weeks available before exam

Exams to be taking place either in May or June

Content- revise all the topics for GCSE for general conversation, role play and picture

listening- increase vocabulary and use exam techniques to reach target grade

Reading- increase vocabulary and use exam techniques to reach target grade

Speaking- practise role plays at foundation or higher level and describe efficiently a picture. Hold a conversation on the three themes.

Writing- practise key questions for the 90 words or 150 words part

Revisit translations

 

 

 

GCSE Exams

 

Year

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

10 German 

Theme 1

  Identity and culture - Me, my family and friends

Content- talking about getting on with others and what they look like

Grammar- Foundation-regular and irregular verbs in the present tense

the future tense

Higher- using reflexive verbs and comparative and superlative adjectives

 

Theme 1

Identity and culture - Technology in everyday life

Content-talking about the uses of social media, pros and cons, uses, benefits and dangers.

Grammar-

Foundation

using direct and indirect object pronouns and the imperfect tense

Higher

 

Theme 1

Identity and culture - Free time activities

Content- free-time activities in the past/ present and near future.

Different cuisines and eating out.

Sports, benefits and dangers

Grammar-

Foundation

using separable verbs and reflexive in the perfect tense and in the future tense

revising the present tense

 

Higher- using separable and reflexive verbs in the past tense and in the future tense

using the correct word order with adverbial phrases

Revising the different words for when.

Discuss free time activities and food and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Theme 1

Theme 1: Identity and culture - Customs and festivals

Content- how we celebrate

traditions for you and around the world

international festivals

a family event

Grammar-

Foundation

using adjectives as nouns and the perfect tense 2

Higher- revising the verb as second idea in the sentence and using personal pronouns.

Discuss festivals and Francophone festivals,understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- Home, town, neighbourhood and region.

Content- home and where you live and local area

Grammar-

Foundation

using prepositions to say where things are

using können

Higher

using prepositions that take the dative

Making questions with interrogatives

 

Discuss where you live and local area and understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- Social issues

Content- talking about charity and voluntary work

Healthy and unhealthy living.

Grammar-

Foundation-

using in with the accusative or dative

using als when talking about the past

Higher-

using wenn clauses

saying must not and don’t have to

Discuss charity and voluntary work as well as healthy living and Understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

 

 

11 German 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- Global issues

Content-

Local and global environmental problems

Becoming homeless

Living on the street

Grammar-

Foundation

Use of imperative

Use of the pluperfect tense

Use and recognise reflexive pronouns

Higher

Use of the conditional with wenn clauses

Adjectives endings after etwas, nichts, viel, wenig, alles

 

Discuss (both in writing and in speaking) the environmental issues where you live and the more global views on environmental issues

Understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Spotting near cognates when listening

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

Theme 2

Local, national and global areas of interest- travel and tourism, regions of Germany

Content- Accommodation on holidays.

Travel websites

City breaks

Holiday destinations and activities

Grammar- Foundation

Use of the imperfect and present perfect with regular verbs

Use of the pluperfect tense with ich

Use of more complex question words

 

Higher

Use of the imperfect and present perfect with irregular verbs

Dative and accusative after prepositions

Use of relative pronouns and was

Discuss (in both speaking and writing) holiday preferences.

Understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Spotting near cognates when listening

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

Theme 3

Current and future study and employment- my studies and life at school

Content-

Describing own school and different type of schools

A typical school day

Different experiences of school life

Grammar- foundation

Use of prepositions of seit and vor

Reflexive verbs

Comparative and superlative

Higher

Common subjunctive forms

Use of infinitive constructions (um..zu, ohne..zu)

Discuss (in both speaking and writing) life at school with GCSE choices and rules.

Understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Spotting near cognates when listening

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

 

Theme 3

 Current and future study and employment- jobs career choices and ambitions

Content-

Making choices about universities or career

Career choices and choosing one.

Grammar

Foundation-using Welcher

Use of verbs followed by zu

Higher

Use of a range of subordinating conjunctions

Use of the genitive case

Use of adverbs such as hoffentlich and vielleicht.

Understand longer listenings and readings on the subject.

Spotting near cognates when listening

Listening-25%

Speaking-25%

Reading-25%

Writing-25%

Practise key sentences in different tenses at both foundation and higher level

 

Speaking exam

Catching up with overlooked topics- TBA

Practise of speaking exam- role play, describing pictures and general conversation during the weeks available before exam

Exams to be taking place either in May or June

Content- revise all the topics for GCSE for general conversation, role play and picture

listening- increase vocabulary and use exam techniques to reach target grade

Reading- increase vocabulary and use exam techniques to reach target grade

Speaking- practise role plays at foundation or higher level and describe efficiently a picture. Hold a conversation on the three themes.

Writing- practise key questions for the 90 words or 150 words part

Revisit translations

 

 

 

GCSE Exams