KS3 Modern Foreign Languages

Course Name: Modern Foreign Languages

Currently German is taught to all pupils in years 7. Pupils are taught for two hours each week over the course of two lessons. Pupils will then continue to study German in Year 8 and Year 9. In year 9 your son will then have the option to choose German as one of his GCSE options to study at Key Stage 4

Curriculum Content – German

  • Myself: information about self; introducing and describing family members and pets.
  • Numbers
  • School subjects
  • Hobbies
  • Sports
  • Holiday plans
  • Time and daily routine
  • Opinions
  • Food and drink
  • Daily/Weekly routine
  • Parts of the town
  • Directions and notices
  • Shopping
  • The Weather
  • Countries and Nationalities
  • National celebrities and stereotypes
  • Friends and (Super)heroes
  • The pros and cons of social media
  • Famous personalities
  • Future plans
  • The Environment
  • Sporting activities
  • Healthy lifestyle

How Classes are Grouped

Students remain in their tutor groups for the first 5 weeks and then grouped according to ability

Students are grouped according to ability

Students are grouped according to ability

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Assessment (including homework)

Every half term, two of the four skills are tested.

Every half term, two of the four skills are tested.

Every half term, two of the four skills are tested.

How to Support Your Son

  • Ensure all vocabulary learning is done thoroughly – set every two weeks – please actively test your son.
  • Buy a German/English or French/English dictionary.
  • Ensure your son learns actively and thoroughly for all written assessments.
  • Encourage him to play web-based or iPhone games in German – simply google “German Games’.
  • Ensure all vocabulary learning is done thoroughly – set every two weeks – please actively test your son.
  • Buy a German/English or French/English dictionary.
  • Ensure your son learns actively and thoroughly for all written assessments.
  • Encourage him to play web-based or iPhone games in German – simply google “German Games’.
  • Ensure all vocabulary learning is done thoroughly – set every two weeks – please actively test your son.
  • Buy a German/English or French/English dictionary.
  • Ensure your son learns actively and thoroughly for all written assessments.
  • Encourage him to play web-based or iPhone games in German – simply google “German Games’.