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We use the AQA Syllabus and students are assessed on the following topic areas:-

Identity and culture

Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Current and future study and employment


Students are assessed in all four skills Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking at the end of Y11.

They are entered for either Foundation or Higher Tier for all skills. You cannot mix and match


Listening exam: 25% of total marks

Foundation Tier: 35 mins

Higher Tier: 45 mins


Reading exam: 25% of total marks

Foundation Tier: 45 mins

Higher Tier: 60 mins


Speaking exam: 25% of total marks

Foundation Tier: 7-9 mins

Higher Tier: 10-12 mins

Role Play

Photo Card

General Conversation

 

Written Exam: 25% of total marks

Foundation Tier: 1 hour

Q1: Message

Q2: Short passage

Q3: Translation from English into German

Q4: Structured writing task

Higher Tier: 1 hour 15 mins

Q1: Structured Writing task

Q2: Open-ended writing task

Q3: Translation from English into German


How parents can support

1. Test your child in preparation for their weekly vocabulary and grammar tests.

2. Encourage your child to use websites like www.quizlet.com to create flashcards of their GCSE vocabulary. This can also be downloaded as an app onto phones and ipads so that they can revise vocabulary on the go, little and often.

3. Test your child on their conversation questions in preparation for their speaking assessments.

4. Encourage your child to use websites like www.funwithlanguages.vacau.com (KS4 section) and www.memrise.com to revise the different topic areas

GCSE Revision Checklist


German

In Year 11, students have three hours of German a week. They work from the Stimmt Foundation or Higher Textbook covering the topics listed below. They are assessed in all four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing at the end of each unit.

  • Autumn 1: Holidays
  • Autumn 2: Jobs
  • Spring 1: Festivals. Social and environmental issues
  • Spring 2: Revision
  • Summer 1: Past papers
  • Summer 2: Past papers

Spanish
In Year 10, students have three hours of Spanish a week. They work from the ¡Viva! Foundation or Higher Textbook covering the topics listed below. They are assessed in all four skills: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing at the end of each unit.

  • Autumn 1: Jobs and Work Experience
  • Autumn 2: Environment and Health
  • Spring 1: Revision and grammar
  • Spring 2: Speaking booklet
  • Summer 1: Past papers
  • Summer 2: Past papers

French
In Year 11, students have three hours of French a week. They work from the Studio Foundation or Higher textbook covering the topics listed below.

  • Autumn: Holidays and travel
  • Spring: Current and future study and employment
  • Summer: National and international areas of interest. Past papers/exam preparation

Urdu and Panjabi
In Year 11, students have three hours of Urdu or Panjabi a week. They cover the following topics and are assessed in all four skills at the end of each unit.

  • Autumn 1: Environment
  • Autumn 2: Work
  • Spring 1: Education
  • Spring 2: Revision
  • Summer 1: Revision
  • Summer 2: Past papers
Spanish Vocab. p1 - 12
Spanish Vocab. p13 - 18
Spanish Vocab. p 19 - 26
Spanish Vocab. p 27 - 34
Spanish Vocab. p35 - 42
Spanish Vocab. p43 - 50
Spanish Vocab. p51 - 58
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