KS3 German

Keystage 3 – German Language

Curriculum Overview

Teaching focuses on enabling pupils to make substantial progress in the German language in an appropriate balance of spoken and written language. It should enable pupils to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing, focused on familiar and routine matters, using their knowledge of phonology, grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Topics to be studied

Students cover a variety of topics during Key Stage 3. The topics covered encourage students to think independently and develop a wideset range of skills.

Vocabulary Grammar Phonetics / Reading
  • Greetings, introducing oneself
  • Numbers 1-10, 10-100
  • Family and Pets
  • At school and At home
  • Food and mealtimes
  • Hobbies and Free time


  • Definite and indefinite articles
  • Personal and possessive pronouns
  • Present Tense forms of the verbs (regular and irregular)
  • Perfect Tense forms of the verbs
  • Akkusativ (as object and direction) and Dativ (locativ)
  • Construction: Es gibt + Akkusativ
  • Modal verbs
  • Alphabet and spelling Sounds: ch, sch, sp, st, z, zw; ie, ei, eu



Topics (Learning Units) will last between 4 and 9 weeks and there will be an assessment at the end of each topic and some in-between checks at mid points of the topic Assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Mrs Vulprecht-Kosatova