The course we follow is designed for complete beginners in the language. Pupils are taught the key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through carefully structured activities, which include language-learning games, video and ICT as well as more traditional textbook-based exercises.
Topics studied in Year 8 include:
- you and your family
- your house and home life
- school life ¢ your home town
- your free time.
Pupils are encouraged to buy a German to English bilingual dictionary for their own use.
Pupils continue to develop the four key language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in German, focusing on the topic areas of:
- food and drink
- holidays and travel.
They will work to achieve a FCSE qualification (National Curriculum levels 4-6) and will gain a sound foundation of skills, vocabulary and grammar to enable them to embark with confidence on the Key Stage 4 course to GCSE German.
Pupils are encouraged to learn independently throughout. There will be vocabulary to learn on a regular basis. Other homework tasks include reading and writing tasks as well as research and ICT activities.
Pupils’ work will be assessed using a combination of levels similar to the former National Curriculum and an internal mark scheme which will be explained to the pupils at the start of the year.