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German

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe in terms of numbers of native speakers.  Given that Germany is the economic power house of the European Union there has never been a more strategically important time for young people to gain a knowledge of the language.

German at Calday has continued to grow as a subject and the language is one of the most popular subjects chosen by new Year 7 students.   Student and parental attitudes towards the subject are extremely positive; over 90% of students opt to continue with German studies post Year 9 options and a recent parental survey conducted by the school showed that German was one of the academic strengths of the school.  German GCSE results at Calday are significantly above the national average for the subject.

We offer our students a number of opportunities to use their knowledge in a German speaking context.  We have a long running connection with a partner school in Germany which has existed for over 30 years.  This allows students to experience life at a German school and also participate in work experience projects.  We regularly take large groups of Key Stage 3 students to visit the Black Forest, which allows students to use their language skills. 


KEY STAGE 3

Students follow the Echo Express course.  Each student is provided with a text book to aid them with homework and private study.

Year 7

Autumn Term

Echo Express 1

  • Unit 1:  Greetings, Alphabet, Colours, Numbers.
  • Unit 2: School Life

Spring term

Echo Express 1

  • Unit 3: Family and Friends
  • Unit 4: Free time and Hobbies

Summer Term

Echo Express 1

  • Unit 5:  Home life
  • Unit 6:  In the town, in the country

Year 8

Autumn Term

Echo Express 2

  • Unit 1 – Holidays (past tense)
  • Unit 2 – Shopping , food and drink

Spring Term

Year 8 Echo Express 2

  • Unit 3 – Life outside of school.
  • Unit 4 – Health

Summer Term

Year 8 Echo Express 2

  • Unit 5 –  Going out!
  • Unit 6 –  A foreign exchange

Useful links and websites

www.linguascope.com

www.languagesonline.co.uk

Assessment information


KEY STAGE 4

Year 9, Year 10 and Year 11

Autumn Term

  • House home and daily routine.
  • Home and abroad.

Spring Term

  • Social activities, fitness and health.
  • Education and employment

Summer Term

  • The environment and the modern world

Useful links and websites

www.vocabexress.com

www.linguascope.com

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

www.edexcel.com

Assessment information

EDEXCEL GCSE German Specification


KEY STAGE 5

Year 12

Autumn Term

  • Youth culture and concerns
  • Lifestyle health and fitness

Spring Term

  • The word around us – Transport and Travel
  • The world around us – The environment

Summer Term

  • Education and employment

Year 13

Autumn Term

  • Traditions, morals, beliefs and religions.
  • GDR History
  • Film Studies

Spring Term

  • National and international events of the past and present GDR History
  • Film Studies

Summer Term

  • Worldwide concerns in the modern society
  • GDR History
  • Film Studies                 

Useful links and websites

www.edexcel.com

http://dict.leo.org/

http://dict.tu-chemnitz.de/

http://jugend.kolping.de/

www.antiatomszene.info

www.bmu.de

www.bpb.de

www.bravo.de/online

www.brigitte.de

www.bund.net

www.bym.de

www.ddr-geschichte.de

www.deutschland-tourismus.de

www.fluter.de

www.focus.de

www.focusonline.de/reisen

www.germanonline.com

www.goethe.de

Assessment information

EDEXCEL A Level German Specification