AS Level German · Edexcel (Pearson) (legacy)

Dates Available
Week 1: Monday 3 - Friday 7 April
Week 2: Monday 10 - Friday 14 April
Week 3: Monday 17 - Friday 21 April

Board
Edexcel (Pearson) 8GN01

Length of Course
20 hours

Times
9am to 1pm daily

One hour each day will be devoted to those aspects of German grammar which cause the most difficulty. Students will be set exercises to prepare, paragraphs to write and sentences to translate so as to practise what they have studied, and will be tested each day on the previous day’s work. The remaining hours will be spent on board-specific exam preparation as follows:

Unit 1 6GNO1 · Spoken Expression and Response in German

General conversation on relevant contemporary issues related to topics listed below, in order to develop exam techniques and specific vocabulary for Sections A and B responses.

Unit 2 6GNO2 · Understanding and Written Response in German

Listening
Tasks to test comprehension of authentic recorded material designed to elicit non-verbal and verbal responses in German and English.

Reading
Reading comprehension will be tested using authentic texts and a variety of exercises will develop this skill. These will include box-ticking, true or false exercises, gap filling and questions in both German and English.

Writing
Tasks will test the students’ ability to communicate accurately in German using correct grammar and syntax.

Exam Practice

Stimulus materials used during the course will be taken from a range of sources and will relate to the four compulsory topics at this level, all of which are suggested by the examining board:

Youth culture and concerns
Music and fashion, technology, relationships, drink, drugs and sex.
Lifestyle: health and fitness
Sport and exercise, food and diet, health issues (e.g. smoking, skin cancer, health services).
The world around us
Travel, tourism, environmental issues and the German-speaking world.
Education and employment
Education, education policy and student issues, the world of work.