Key Stage 3 German
Our students have not usually learnt any German before entering Ermysted’s so it is an exciting prospect for most as they embark upon the learning of one of Europe’s most important languages. We aim to focus on oral communication, using increasingly more German in the classroom as the students progress. Grammatical accuracy is also a priority in our teaching. We aim to regularly reference German-speaking countries in our teaching.

Year 7

Key Topics Covered
  • Talking about yourself
  • School and school subjects
  • Free time activities
  • Talking about your family and pets
  • The weather
Skills Developed
  • Speaking, listening, reading, writing in German
  • Translating
  • Developing sentences
  • Using a foreign language dictionary
  • Pair and teamwork

Year 8

Key Topics Covered
  • Talking about your town
  • Talking about your house
  • Talking about transport and holidays
  • Talking about health and illness
  • Talking about jobs and careers
Skills Developed
  • Reading, listening, speaking and writing in German
  • Translating
  • Varying tense in German

Year 9

Key Topics Covered
  • Home town
  • Shopping
  • Education
  • Pets + Animal issues
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Family and Friends
  • House and Home
Skills Developed
  • Reading, listening, writing and speaking in German
  • Structuring essays
  • Developing responses from a simple stimulus
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How is This Subject Assessed?

Regular assessment tests. All skills are covered at least twice per year.