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Year 10

In Year 10, students will be developing and deepening their study of German, engaging in the study of a wide range of topics, ranging from technology to the environment. They will also be beginning to focus more explicitly on the exam skills they will need for the end of course exams.

The specification covers three distinct themes. These themes apply to all four question papers.Students are expected to understand and provide information and opinions about these themes relating to their own experiences and those of other people, including people in countries/communities where German is spoken.

Theme 1: Identity and culture:

Topic 1: Me, my family and friends

  1. Relationships with family and friends
  2. Marriage/partnership

Topic 2: Technology in everyday life

  1. Social media
  2. Mobile technology

Topic 3: Free-time activities

  1. Music
  2. Cinema and TV
  3. Food and eating out
  4. Sport

Topic 4: Customs and festivals in German-speaking countries/communities

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest :

Topic 1: Home, town, neighbourhood and region

Topic 2: Social issues

  1. Charity/voluntary work
  2. Healthy/unhealthy living

Topic 3: Global issues

  1. The environment
  2. Poverty/homelessness

Topic 4: Travel and tourism

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment:

Topic 1: My studies

Topic 2: Life at school/college

Topic 3: Education post-16

Topic 4: Jobs, career choices and ambitions

Life at school

School facilities

The school day and routine

Give descriptions and opinions

Compare your school life with life at Primary school

The present tense

Town and neighbourhood

What is the town like where you live?

What was it like in the past?

How will the town change in the future?

What is there to do in your neighbourhood?

Do you feel part of your local area?

Free time activities – Sports and free time activities

Sports and activities

Talk about what you used to do when you were younger

Talk about what you did last weekend

Tense Practice

Physical descriptions

Giving physical description of family and friends.

Giving a character description of family and friends.

Tense revision


Charity work

What charities are there?

What do people do to support charities?

What do we do at Brooke Weston to help charities?

What do we do on an individual basis to support charities?

Charity and volunteer work overseas