|Exam board, syllabus code and title:
AQA GCSE German/GCSE French
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y9
Term 1 = Theme 1 Identity and Culture – Me, My Family and Friends
Term 2 = Theme 1 Identity and Culture – Technology in Everyday Life and Freetime Activities
Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y9
Term 3 = Theme 1 Identity and Culture – Technology in Everyday Life and Freetime Activities
Term 4 = Theme 2 Social Issues
Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y9
Term 5 = Theme 2 Social Issues
Term 6 = Theme 2 Home, Town, Neighbourhood and Region
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y10
Term 1 = Lifestyle – Relationships and Choices
Term 2 = Lifestyle – Health
Controlled Assessments – Coursework – and Baseline Assessments in Reading and Listening
Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y10
Term 3 = Leisure – Freetime and Media
Term 4 = Leisure – Freetime and Media
Controlled Assessments – Speaking Exam
Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y10
Term 5 = Leisure – Holidays
Term 6 = Work and Education – School
Controlled Assessment – Coursework and Assessments in Listening and Reading
Autumn Term (term 1 and 2) Y11
Term 1 = Home and Environment – Home
Controlled Assessment – Speaking
Term 2 = Home and Environment – Environment
Spring Term (term 3 and 4) Y11
Term 3-4 = Work and Education – School and Future Plans, Current and Future Jobs
Summer Term (term 5 and 6) Y11
Term 5 = Revision of all topics for Listening and Reading Exams
|How we assess students:
Students are assessed in Listening and Reading skills by using past paper questions and papers, and by using the exam board’s mark scheme/grade allocation.
Students are assessed through Controlled Assessments for their skills in Speaking and Writing. These are marked and moderated by the exam board.
|How homework is set:
On a regular basis. Students should also be learning vocabulary and phrases independently.
|How parents/carers can support their child:
Help with vocab learning.
Make sure that DVDs you buy have a French/German language option, and have subtitles up.
Help with the learning process in the run-up to controlled assessments
Quizlet (vocab learning): www.quizlet.com