This course aims to:

Develop the ability to use the German language effectively for purposes of practical communication.

Form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for further study, work and leisure.

Offer insights into the culture and civilization of the countries, where the language is spoken.

Develop a fuller awareness of the nature of the language and of language learning.

Encourage positive attitudes toward foreign language learning and towards speakers of foreign languages and sympathetic approach to other cultures and civilizations.

Provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation.

Complement other areas of study by encouraging skills of a more general application (e.g. analysis, memorising, drawing of inferences)


Grade 6,7,8 Curriculum Map – German Second Language


Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Sep to Dec

Introducing yourself

- Learning how to use some everyday expressions


Counting up to 19


Understanding what the  teacher says in class


I live in Germany

- Saying where you live

- Using verbs with ich and du


The Alphabet


School items


Numbers from 20-69


Favourite Subjects in school


Talking about the timetable


What time is it?


Eating and Drinking


What do you wear to school?

School life in germany





- Irregular verb sein: ich bin, du bist

-Regular verbs: ich wohne, du wohnst

- Using the definite article der, die, das

- Capital letters for nouns

- Using the indefinite
article ein, eine

- Using the indefinite article ein, eine in nominative and accusative

- Question words

- Irregular verb haben (ich, du)

- Irregular verbs sein and tragen

- Negative article (accusative)



Saying where you live


Describing your home


Describing what you do at home


Describing your room


Describing where you live


Describing where a town is situated


Saying what there is in a town


Talking about types of transport


Asking for and giving directions


Bying food and drink


Talking about your plans for the summer holidays




- es gibt + accusative

- irregular verbs essen, sehen, lessen, schlafen

- verb order: verb as second idea

 - prepositions with the dative

- recognising references to the past


- use of du and Sie

- Introduction to the imperative


- ich möchte + direct object


- using the present tense to talk about the future


Talking about different types of TV programme


Saying what you like and prefer


Discussing a TV schedule


Saying what you watched last nicght


Saying what you and your friends do after school


Understanding an interview


Talking about an after-school trip


Naming parts of the body


Saying what’s the matter


Describing symptoms


Talking about healthy and unhealthy eating


Talking about preparing for a match


Understanding a longer text about sport








- Open questions

- Open questions in perfect tense

- present tense (third person plural)

- Modals + Infinitive

- Perfect tense: wir

- Word order: time – manner – place

- Perfect tense (1st and 3rd person singular and plural)

Jan to Apr


My family members


My pets


Describing people’s appearance


Talking about people’s characteristics


Understanding a longer email and write a reply



- Plural nouns

- Pronouns er and sie

- Possessive adjectives mein, meine

- haben and sein: ich, du, er, sie, es

- Third person singular verb forms



Talking about the weather


Talking about where you went in the holidays


Talking about places to stay


Saying what you did, using the perfect tense


Planning leisure activities


Using the 12-hour clock


Saying what you did at the weekend


Talking about a winter holiday




- Imperfect tense: ich war, etc

- Forming questions in the imperfect tense


- Perfect tense with haben


Present tense form wir

- Verb as second idea

- Participles with haben


Accepting and turning down invitations


Giving reasons using weil


Talking about clothes


Using adjectives before nouns


Talking about a party you have been to


Making party food


Talking about your daily routine


Asking for advice




- weil (word order)

- Present tense with future meaning (1st, 2nd, 3rd person)

- Adjectival endings after definite article (accusative)

- Separable verbs

-Imperfect tense: hatte

-Modal verbs: können, müssen



May to July

Talking about Sports activities




My favourite things


A letter to a penfriend


Going out


An adventure sports centre


Making plans to go out next week




- ich du forms of
some irregular verbs

- seine and ihre

- Adverbs of frequency

- in + accusative

- man kann + infinitive

- present tense to talk about close future




Buying fruit and vegetables


Ordering in a Café


Saying what you like to eat and drink


Saying what you can buy in different shops


Talking about pocket money


Saying what shops someone went to


Numbers over 100




- Present tense Sie

- Perfect tense, wir and sie (Pl)

- in + Dative

- Perfect tense with haben or sein

- Inversion with time phrases (dann, etc)

- Present tense wir

Welcoming a German speaking visitor to your home


Making plans for the week


Reading a longer text about a school trip


Learning about a German city


Writing about a shopping trip in the perfect tense


Playing a game in German





- Perfect tense: First person singular

- Order of adverbs

- Imperfect: war

- Perfect tense + haben and sein (1st person singular and 3rd person plural)








IGCSE Curriculum Map – German Second Language


Grade 9

Grade 10

Sep to Dec

Talk about yourself and your




Describe your daily routine and


life at home


Household chores


Describe where you live and


compare it with other places


Find out about a place


Find your way around


Means of transport



- Present tense reflexive verbs

- Possessive adjectives

- Adjective endings in the accusative

- Comparative/superlative

- Modal verbs

- Dates

- Imperative

- Prepositions with accusative/dative

- Introduction to imperfect



Choose and book a holiday destination


Give your opinion of a holiday


Plan an exchange


Describe past holiday experiences


Talk about threats and dangers to


the environment


Conservation and recycling




Life in German speaking countries




- Conditional

- Verbs with zu

- ‘If’ clauses: present and future

- Compound nouns

- Prepositions with the genitive

- Imperfect subjunctive

- if’ clauses: imperfect subjunctive

Jan to Apr


Usual and extreme sports


Sporting heroes


Healthy living


Sport injuries


Food and drink in different



Healthy eating


Shopping for food


Order food and complain



- Separable/inseparable verbs

- Standard word order

- Time phrases

- Infinitive constructions Um..zu

- Accusative object pronouns

- Demonstrative pronouns

- Adjective endings after indefinite articles



Exchange information and opinions about school life


Describe and compare school and school subjects in different countries


Talk about money and part-time jobs


Future career and study plans


Work experience


Find and apply for a placement


Job interviews


Revision with the help of past papers


Exam techniques



Revision of all grammar topics covered this school year

May to July


Make arrangements to go ouit with friends


Internet usage

Compare festivals in different countries

Express views about books, film and music

Compare tastes now and in the past

Write a film review

Talk about celebrities






- Present tense with future meaning

- Dative object pronouns

- Future tense

- Imperfect tense

- Pluperfect

- Impersonal verbs

- Relative clauses


Study leave



Curriculum Map – IB German Ab Initio


Grade 11

Grade 12

Sep to Dec

Personal information



Daily activities


Food and drink


Education and work


Jan to Apr


Hobbies and leisure

Health and emergencies

Celebrations and invitations

Mock exams

Preparation for orals

Practice for the exams

May to July


Travelling and holidays. Accommodation

Preparation for Mock Exams

Study leave




Curriculum Map – IB german Language B SL (Exams 2019 only)


Grade 11

Grade 12

Sep to Dec


Self and others




Mass media

Science and technology


Jan to Apr

Society: minorities


Mock exams

Leisure and travelling

Cultural project: popular celebrations

Preparation for orals

Practice for the exams

May to July



Preparation for Mock Exams


Study leave




 Curriculum Map – German Language B HL (Exams 2019 only)


Grade 11

Grade 12

Sep to Dec


Self and others




Mass media

Science and technology


Jan to Apr

Cultural project: German history

Society: minorities


Mock exams

Leisure and travelling

Cultural project: popular celebrations

Preparation for orals

Practice for the exams

May to July

Cultural project: German gastronomy



Study leave