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German


Tips for revision


Listening/Reading

  • Learn vocabulary little and often (20-30 minutes twice a week) prioritising weaker topics.
  • Review past papers completed in class and mock exams.
  • Complete regular tasks from AQA workbook (provided by the MFL department) in addition to those set by your teacher.
  • Spend time regularly on the websites listed below to broaden vocabulary and inference skills.

Speaking/Writing

  • Produce an English translation with your draft, so that a non-linguist can support you.
  • Create a schedule to learn a small part of your draft each day. Spend approximately 30 minutes per day. Review previous learning before each session.
  • Work with a partner who can prompt and give you feedback.Use the Look, Cover, Write, Check technique, adding more each time.
  • Record your draft onto your phone and play in the background or play, pause and speak.
  • Display difficult vocabulary and phrases somewhere visible at home (wall, wardrobe, fridge etc).
  • Choose words for your prompt sheet carefully (key words, sentence starters, hard to remember words).


Tips for success


  • Make sure you participate fully in lessons and take every opportunity to speak German to develop confidence and fluency.
  • Always try to develop your spoken and written language using a range of connectives, tenses, opinions and time phrases.
  • Note down any additional vocabulary mentioned in lessons.
  • Complete all homework tasks to the best of your ability.
  • Do NOT use Google translator. It does not translate accurately into German.
  • Look for sources of authentic German outside lessons.


Revision links


Revision links - German
  • GCSE AQA German - course specification, teaching and learning resources, past papers and mark schemes.
  • S-cool the revision website - topics for reading and grammar revision.
  • Lern Deutsch - a wide range of topics for revision.
  • German - GCSE German on the BBC Bitesize website - tiered Listening and Reading tasks.