All pupils study at least one language at St Michael's with many opting for German at GCSE. We pride ourselves on our fantastic KS3 and KS4 results.
We have six full time and one part time member of staff in the MFL department who are committed to making every lesson a fantastic language learning experience.
Pupils start German in Year 7 and no prior knowledge is necessary. They are given one piece of home learning a week which could include revising classwork, preparing a written paragraph or learning spellings and vocabulary.
Pupils in KS3 have two lessons a week of both German and French, 4 lessons of their chosen language in Years 9 and 10 and 3 lessons in Year 11.
We do not follow a set text book but use a wide range of resources. Every classroom is equipped with a digital Smartboard and we regularly use online games and activities to make language learning even more interactive and fun!
Pupils work towards the AQA qualification. The GCSE is divided into four skill areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Each skill area makes up 25% of the whole GCSE mark.
We offer language trips abroad where pupils are encouraged to practise the target language as well as experiencing a little of the German culture. We run a holiday at Easter time for Years 7 and 8 and a trip to Berlin in conjunction with the history department for all year groups.
Our pupils make excellent progress in their language learning, achieve great results and many choose to continue studying German at college.
German Learning Schemes