A Level German
Week 1: Monday 30 March - Friday 3 April
Week 2: Monday 6 - Friday 10 April
Week 3: Monday 13 - Friday 17 April
Length of Course
9am to 6pm daily
The aim of this German revision course is to develop sound exam techniques while revising the AS content as per the AQA specification. Particular attention will be given to grammar and vocabulary related to the following prescribed topics:
- Environmental issues in Germany
- Artistic culture in the German-speaking world: media; music; festivals
- Immigration and the multicultural society
- Political issues in Germany: the fall of the Berlin wall, the reunification process
- Describing a film and a book: Techniques on writing about a German film and book
Two hours each day will be devoted to the various aspects of German grammar which cause most difficulty. These will include: verb tenses; use of indicative and subjunctive; conditional and “if” clauses; use of infinitive; case system; passive; pronouns; articles; adjectives; adverbs and prepositions.
The remaining hours will be spent working on board-specific exam preparation as follows:
Paper 1: Listening, Reading and Writing
Students will be set tasks from past papers requiring non-verbal answers (e.g. true or false exercises) as well as responses in both English and German.
Reading and Writing Section
Students will be set exam-like tasks requiring non-verbal answers and responses in German. They will also be given translations tasks and cloze tests from past papers, i.e. exercises testing their knowledge.
Paper 2: Writing
Students will practise their writing skills and translation skills by answering exam-like questions based on the AS topics above. They will receive feedback and advice on how to write essays in German.
Paper 3: Speaking
As in the exam, speaking practise will include oral questions on articles printed on stimulus cards, as well as general conversation on the Independent Research project chosen.