Tips for revision
- 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.
- 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 - 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.