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Prince William School



  • Introduction to the German language.
  • Introduction to the culture, food, history and people of the German-speaking countries.
  • Greetings, personal information, family, pets, house and home.
  • Sports and hobbies.
  • Towards the end of Year 9, students who have opted for GCSE German are put into a separate group where they will be taught lessons to bridge the gap between Key Stage 3 and GCSE, so that they are well prepared for Year 10.

Skills Taught:

By the end of the year students will be able to communicate in basic German with young German speaking people about a variety of topics.


  • Technology, social networking and new media.
  • Television, film and music.
  • Holidays, travel, accommodation and going to a restaurant.
  • Sport, fitness and lifestyle.
  • The effects of drugs, alcohol and smoking.
  • School, future careers and work experience.
  • Local area and environment.
  • Family, friendships and plans for the future.

Skills Taught:

Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking.

By the end of the course students will be familiar with a wide variety of grammatical structures and vocabulary about the topics they will study.


There will be two writing assessments in Year 10, one in the winter term and one in summer and one in the winter term of Year 11. Students prepare for these in lessons and take their writing home to learn. They then write it in class, using a cue card and dictionary to help them.

There will be a speaking assessment in the summer term of Year 10 and in the spring term of Year 11. Students will prepare for this in lessons and take their notes home to learn. Their German teacher will then ask them a variety of questions, for which they’ll have prepared, in a conversation lasting between four and six minutes.