MFL – German


Languages are really important in the world we live in and give you great skills for the rest of your life. People think everyone speaks English, but this is just not true. 75% of the world population have no English at all. At Rawmarsh, we offer you the opportunity to learn German which it the language of business and commerce and the most spoken language in Europe. In today’s Britain and imminent Brexit, languages are even more relevant. This is why at Rawmarsh we aim to develop keen and talented linguists and we truly believe that languages are for everyone.

Our aims:

To encourage students to:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity
  • Write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using an increasing variety of grammatical structures
  • Develop a wide range of language learning skill, such as dictionary skills, group work and the ability to work independently.
  • Make comparisons with their first language(s) to increase language awareness & to develop general literacy skills
  • Develop their awareness of the world beyond their experience and to develop positive attitudes of other cultures.


How to support your child in German at home:

Your child will thrive in MFL with your added support and you don’t have to be a linguist to help him/her. Here are some easy helpful ways to develop your child learning in German:

  • A positive attitude to language learning.
  • Help your linguist learn their vocabulary – use the lists in his/her book, say the English and your child says the German.
  • Supervise – read/ write/ cover and check method with the new vocabulary.
  • Encourage your child to go on to revise. Their teachers will upload vocabulary lists weekly and these will be shared via Show My Homework.


Overview of KS3

From September 2018 students that choose to study German will cover the following topic areas.


Term 1 My World and I
Term 2 Family and Animals
Term 3 Free Time
Term 4 School
Term 5 Bon Voyage
Term 6 Revision/Assessment/Project work


Term 1 I love holidays
Term 2 Are you a media fan?
Term 3 Stay Healthy!
Term 4 School trips are fun!
Term 5 Out and about
Term 6 Revision/Assessment/Project work

Overview of KS4

At KS4 students develop their use of the German language and find out more about the culture through films, literature and songs.

Y9, 10 and 11 are following the new Edexcel specification, where all skills are assessed through a final exam with equal weighting for each skill.


Term 1 All About School (School)  
Term 2 Time for Free Time (Identity and culture)
Term 3 Chapter 2 – Zeit für Freizeit/ Time for Free Time (Identity and culture)
Term 4 Human Relationships (Identity and culture)
Term 5 Human Relationships  (Identity and culture)
Term 6 Welcome to My World! (Identity and culture); Revision and Assessment


Term 1 Welcome to My World!(Identity and culture)
Term 2 Welcome to My World (Identity and culture) (Local, national, international and global areas of interest)
Term 3 (Local area, holiday and travel)
Term 4 On Holiday and at Home (Local area, holiday and travel)
Term 5 On Holiday and at Home (Local area, holiday and travel)
Term 6 Chapter 6 finish; Revision and Assessment


Term 1 Down to Work (Future aspirations, study and work)
Term 2 A Wonderful World  (International and global dimension)
Term 3 A Wonderful World (International and global dimension)
Term 4 Chapter 8 finish, Revision and Assessment, Skills work, Exam-style practice
Term 5 & 6 Skills work, Exam-style practice, Revision and Assessment

Recent Department News

German Staff

Mrs K Dodds
Head of MFL

Mr A Elsom
BTEC Co-ordinator: MFL

Mr J Bartle

Y9 Options Pathway

Please click the links below to view the options pathways and options form.

Reminder: Y6 Transition Evening for prospective students - Wednesday 18th September 5pm & 6pm