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Year 8

  • Personal information, Brothers & sisters, Pets, Physical descriptions, Family members, Characteristics.
  • School and subjects
  • Sport, Hobbies, Likes & dislikes, Information about others, Arranging meeting, Favourite things.
  • Where I live, My house, Local area, Activities in town, Food & drink
  • Cultural information about German speaking countries.


  • The present tense
  • Introduction to the case system and endings

Year 9

  • Personal details, Weather, Saying what you did yesterday, Saying what someone else  did  yesterday, telling the time (digital), A  recent holiday, Travel & accommodation, School trip, Train tickets, Lost property
  • Parts of the body, Illness, Keeping fit, Breakfast, Food likes & dislikes, Shops,
  • Buying food, Cultural information about German speaking countries.


  • the perfect tense
  • revision of the present, imperfect and future
  • revision of modal verbs
  • subordinate clauses
  • um….zu….
  • cases




Key Stage 4 – GCSE Specification AQA Languages


Year 10

•          Identity  and culture

  • Me, my family and friends
  • Technology in everyday life
  • Free-time activities
  • Customs and festivals
  • Local, national, international and global areas of interest
  • Home, town, neighbourhood and region
  • Social issues (charity/voluntary work, healthy and unhealthy living)
  • Global issues (the environment, poverty and homelessness)
  • Travel and tourism

Year 11

  • Current and future study and employment
  • My studies
  • Life at school
  • Education post-16
  • Jobs, career choices and ambitions


Assessment -

Listening – 25% 

Reading – 25%

Writing – 25%

Speaking -25%


The speaking exam will be sat before the Easter holiday in year 11 and the other three exams will be sat during the exam period at the end of year11.


Further Information

Homework booklets can be found on the website. Specific pages will be set each week.

Textbooks:  KS3 – Echo Express   KS4 – AQA German

Useful websites for support and extension:

*please ask the teacher for usernames and passwords