LANGUAGES PROVISION AT NIDDERDALE HIGH SCHOOL

Year 7 – Taught French  in mixed ability groups, 6 hours of French per fortnight

Year 8 – Set 1 – 3 hours French and 3 hours German per fortnight, All other groups 6 hours of French per fortnight

Year 9 - 9A – Set 1 - 3 hours French and 3 hours German per fortnight, All other groups 6 hours of French per fortnight

KS4 - We intend to offer German as a GCSE option subject from June 2018. 

 

CURRICULUM  

Students in top set Year 8 and Year 9 study three hours of German and three hours of French per fortnight.  We aim for all students to have an enjoyable and hands on experience of German, using German to speak to each other and to staff within lessons.   The curriculum is designed to show progression in the understanding and use of grammar and taught through topic areas.  

Students will develop and practise their writing, reading, listening and speaking skills.  We use Boardworks, Kerboodle, Expo and a wide of additional resources.   Learning of key vocabulary and grammar points is extremely important at this stage to enable good progress to take place at GCSE.  We aim for students to use the target language both with staff and each other within the classroom.

Throughout KS3 students are encouraged to think and work independently and to learn to conjugate and use verbs in a range of tenses and contexts in order to be able to communicate effectively in written and spoken work in the target language.   Students are encouraged to research life in Germany and to learn about the life of families and young people in these countries too.

 Year 8 German

Term 1 – greetings, basic verbs, basic grammar, age, birthdays

Term 2 – school and reading longer texts with opinions.

Term 3 Family and friends

Term 4 Free-time

Term 5 – home/town

 

Year  9 Curriculum

The Year 9 German curriculum will be introduced from June 2017.