KS5 Languages

Year 12 September 2016

Y12 Teacher 1 Teacher 2
HT1 Bridging the Gap 1

 

Topic 1

French-speaking society: current trends

• The changing nature of family

• The ‘cyber-society’

• The place of voluntary work

Aspects of German-speaking society

• The changing state of the family

• The digital world

• Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television

Aspects of Hispanic society

• Modern and traditional values

• Cyberspace

• Equal rights

HT2 Topic 2

French-speaking society: current issues

• Positive features of a diverse society

• Life for the marginalised

• How criminals are treated

Multiculturalism in German-speaking society

• Immigration (Einwanderung)

• Integration (Integration)

• Racism (Rassismus)

Multiculturalism in Hispanic society

• Immigration

• Racism

• Integration

Topic 1 (continued)
Xmas Independent study:

–       Revision of Topics 1-2

–       Wider reading (news, articles)

–       Grammar gap-fills

 

 
HT3 Topic 2 (continued) Bridging the Gap 2
HT4 Film Study

La Haine

Goodbye Lenin

Los Ocho Apellidos Vascos

Topic 3

Artistic culture in the French-speaking world

• A culture proud of its heritage

• Contemporary francophone music

• Cinema: the 7th art form

Artistic culture in the German-speaking world

• Festivals and traditions

• Art and architecture

• Cultural life in Berlin, past and present

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

• Modern day idols

• Spanish regional identity

• Cultural heritage or cultural landscape

Easter Independent study:

–       Revision of Topics 1-3

–       Background reading/research about book & film

 
HT5 Film Study

La Haine

Goodbye Lenin

Los Ocho Apellidos Vascos

Topic 3 (continued)
HT6 Literature

L’Étranger

Der Vorleser

La Casa de Bernarda Alba

Cultural presentation

Occupied France

The Berlin Wall Years

Franco’s Spain

Summer Independent study:

–       Revision of Topics 1-3

–       Wider reading/research about book & film

–       Ensure Cultural presentation is up-to-date

 
Y13 Teacher 1 Teacher 2
HT1 Literature

L’Étranger

Der Vorleser

La Casa de Bernarda Alba

Cultural presentation

Occupied France

The Berlin Wall Years

Franco’s Spain

HT2 Topic 4

Political life in the French-speaking world

• Teenagers, the right to vote and political commitment

• Demonstrations, strikes – who holds the power?

• Politics and immigration

Political life in the German-speaking world

• German and the European Union

• Politics and youth

• German re-unification and its consequences

Political life in the Hispanic world

• Today’s youth, tomorrow’s citizens

• Monarchies, republics and dictatorships

• Popular movements

Topic 4

Topic 4 to be divided, as appropriate

Xmas Independent study:

–       Revision of Topics 1-4

–       Re-read book and revision of key themes

–       Re-watch film and revision of key themes

–       Ensure Cultural presentation is up-to-date

HT3 Film Study

La Haine

Goodbye Lenin

Los Ocho Apellidos Vascos

Literature
HT4 Exam revision / Presentation prep

Consolidation Topics 1-4

Cultural presentation

Occupied France

The Berlin Wall Years

Franco’s Spain

Homework

  • Reading comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Vocabulary learning
  • Cultural research
  • Preparation for internal assessments / controlled assessments
  • Listening exercises (Kerboodle – KS5)

Other Useful Information

At KS5, students have access to ‘Kerboodle’, allowing A-level listening exercises to be completed at home.

5 ways I can help my son/daughter

1

A suitable revision guide to help with independent study.

2

A bi-lingual dictionary to help with homework.

3

Regular vocabulary testing on work completed in class.

4

Preparation/revision for controlled assessments.

5

Encouraging an interest in the culture as well as the language of target-language countries.