Ms Olga Mezza
German is offered from Year 8
to Year 14.
Key Stage 3
Currently there is one
class in each Year Group and 3 periods per week are allocated at Key Stage
3. In Year 8, initial emphasis is on pronunciation skills and understanding and
responding to spoken German. Students gradually build up their reading and
writing skills as they become more confident. These skills are evident in the
bright classroom displays.
We use the text books
"Klasse 1 and Klasse 2’’ which offer lots of scope for role-play,
listening, reading, writing and ICT activities, covering topics such self,
family, pets, school, home, food and drink, hobbies, holidays and daily
Key Stage 4
At the end of Year 10,
students can opt to continue their German studies at GCSE level (currently AQA
examining board). 5 periods per week are allocated at Key Stage 4. We use the
exclusively endorsed AQA textbook which is accompanied by ‘Kerboodle’, the
online resource to which students have 24-hour access. This includes exam
question practice, Controlled Assessment guidance, videos and interactive
60% of German GCSE is
assessed in four Controlled Assessment tasks (two spoken tasks and two written)
which take place throughout the two year course. The remaining 40% is assessed
at the end of Year 12 in the external reading and listening papers.
The four learning contexts
at GCSE reinforce and extend prior knowledge of Lifestyle, Leisure, Home and
Environment and Work and Education.
GCSE German: http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/german/gcse/german-4665
Students may choose to
study German at AS or A-Level (CCEA syllabus) and 9 periods per week are
allocated at Key Stage 5. The aim of the course is to equip students with an
in-depth knowledge of the language, enabling them to converse fluently across a
wide range of topics and write German with a high degree of accuracy, as well
as offering insights into the culture and civilisation of German-speaking
countries. They also attend conversation classes with the German Language
A Level German: http://www.rewardinglearning.org.uk/microsites/German/gce/index.asp
Lunch-time German club
with the German Language Assistant.
E-mail correspondence with
pupils in Germany.
German films at QFT (A-Level).