Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Futuristic Fantasy)

Freaky Fiction for GCSE German

This range of compelling, genre-specific narratives and accompanying exercises merges teen-friendly themes with essential GCSE skills.

If your students are more interested in the latest sensation in teen fiction than the complexities of the German language, if they prefer vampires to verbs, then look no further!

  • Carefully written, authentic and compelling stories broken into six manageable chapters
  • Differentiated exercises covering a wide range of skills: vocabulary, grammar, translation, comprehension, speaking and writing
  • Support sheets provide additional scaffolding while extension tasks stretch the most able
  • Includes full answers for easy self-, peer- and teacher assessment

And with authentic texts, translation practice, relevant topical links and historical and cultural references aplenty, you can be sure you are preparing students for the expectations of the new 2016 GCSE specifications. What better way to get pupils enthused about language?

Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Futuristic Fantasy):
Germany, year 2194. Since the financial crash of 2183, children from all around the country grow up surrounded by screens and glass walls of the futuristic boarding school ‘Zukunftsblick’. Books are strictly prohibited, as it any mention of ‘the past’. But the school’s routine is suddenly interrupted by the arrival of a Noah – a boy whose ominously black eyes cause perplexing behaviour in many of the teenage residents… But where has he really come from?

‘Interesting, compelling, exciting, thought-provoking and original short stories’ – F Di Piazza, Head of MFL & Independent Reviewer

Price is £54 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Mysterious Disappearance)

Freaky Fiction for GCSE German

This range of compelling, genre-specific narratives and accompanying exercises merges teen-friendly themes with essential GCSE skills.

If your students are more interested in the latest sensation in teen fiction than the complexities of the German language, if they prefer vampires to verbs, then look no further!

  • Carefully written, authentic and compelling stories broken into six manageable chapters
  • Differentiated exercises covering a wide range of skills: vocabulary, grammar, translation, comprehension, speaking and writing
  • Support sheets provide additional scaffolding while extension tasks stretch the most able
  • Includes full answers for easy self-, peer- and teacher assessment
  • Starter and advanced packs available to suit different stages of the course and varying abilities

And with authentic texts, translation practice, relevant topical links and historical and cultural references aplenty, you can be sure you are preparing students for the expectations of the new 2016 GCSE specifications. What better way to get pupils enthused about language?
Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Mysterious Disappearance)
– designed for GCSE Year 2, or higher-ability groups

A class trip to the south of Germany quickly turns gruesome as members of the group begin to vanish in mysterious circumstances… 14 students and 2 teachers arrived in Stuttgart on the first day of their expedition but how many will make it back home…? And who is behind the mysterious disappearances…?

‘This resource is very nice to help bridging the gap between GCSE and A level. A lot of students do not like reading in German and this resource will change that. Great!’
– M Missenhardt, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘I particularly enjoyed the range of activities for the students to complete (…) The variety keeps pupils (and Teachers!) interested and on their toes (…) a well thought-out piece of publishing!’
-S Bridge, German Teacher and Ind. Reviewer

Price is £54 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Practice Papers for GCSE AQA German Reading (Higher)

Practice Papers for GCSE AQA German Reading

Listening coming soon!

Comprehensive practice for Papers 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the 2016 GCSE AQA German specification. For each tier, there are three full practice papers, mirroring AQA Sample Assessment Materials.

All practice papers meet the requirements of the 2016 specifications and are followed by mark schemes which closely match those used by the exam board.

  • Every specification topic is covered, ensuring that students are familiar with questions on a wide range of issues
  • Interesting and up-to-date texts and recordings will stimulate students and encourage them to engage with the material
  • All activity, text and transcript types are covered – students will be completely familiar with the exam format

Price is £49 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… Der Vorleser

Getting to Know... Der Vorleser

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Bernhard Schlink’s triumphant post-war parable about the struggle to come to terms with the past. Students will get to know Der Vorleser inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams.

  • Before: Introductory tasks cover background to the novel and the author. Includes special section to expand students’ literary vocabulary and facilitate critical analysis.
  • During: The comprehensive chapter-by-chapter analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the novel through comprehension and reflection questions. Followed by critical examination of themes, characters, symbols and literary technique.
  • After: Bespoke exam section covering new exam requirements, tips for planning and writing literary essays, and sample essay with marking activity.

More Getting to Know… resources for:
AQA
Edexcel
WJEC
CCEA

‘Good vocab lists in German which gives students keywords but also makes them do some work by working out the meanings (…) I think that this resource would be extremely helpful for a teacher, especially as it includes the solutions to the questions. A teacher would also be able to pick and choose certain parts and use this resource when planning their scheme of work on Der Vorleser’
– S Davidson, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘I thought that the resource was a comprehensive and authoritative study guide to one of the most important German literary works of the last 20 years. It provides students with the chance to study the holistic picture, as well as the text itself, by looking in depth at themes raised. The educational value of the resource is vast.’
– N Jeffery, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Getting to Know… Sophie Scholl

Getting to Know... Sophie Scholl

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning, Oscar-nominated 2005 film by Marc Rothemund. Students will get to know Sophie Scholl inside out and be fully prepared for the AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering related vocabulary, relevant language structures and historical and political context give students a solid foundation for their study.
  • During: The comprehensive scene-by-scene analysis ensures thorough understanding. Students consolidate their knowledge of the film through activities that include: vocabulary, comprehension, translation, grammar, discussion, research and writing.
  • After: Provides critical examination of all main themes and issues and cinematographic techniques used, including: colours, music, camerawork and symbolism. Detailed sections on the film’s director and actors. Followed by a bespoke exam section covering new AQA and Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.

More Getting to Know… resources for:
AQA
Edexcel
WJEC
CCEA

‘A very useful and detailed resource which will help teachers snd students prepare in a structured way for the different parts of the new exams.’
– M Missenhardt, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £79 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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Reading Exam Practice for AS AQA German

18 original texts followed by exam-style questions and answers covering all AS topics. Comprehensive, skills-focused packs written specifically for the 2016 AQA specification.

  • Covers a wide range of text sources used by AQA – so students will be very fully familiar with exam format
  • Multiple opportunities to practise each task type in different contexts continuously develop students’ exam skills
  • Engaging texts on topical issues in Target Language countries – make sure students are up to date for exams
  • Clear and detailed marking criteria – perfect for peer-assessment

Reading

  • Text types include: articles, advertisements, literary texts, testimonials, interviews, blog posts and reports
  • 48 activities covering a range of verbal and non-verbal response tasks mirroring the SAMs
  • Includes summary tasks with exam-style mark schemes

 

‘I really like this resource on the whole as it offers a range of texts on different topics, which can be used as either a revision tool, consolidation or homework. It also gives a variety of response types for the learner as in the exam. I particularly liked the authentic nature of some of the texts, which makes the reosurce both current and relevant.’
– C Benn, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £59 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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German: Literary Texts Practice for GCSE Edexcel Reading

German: Literary Texts Practice for GCSE Edexcel Reading

Tackle the challenging literary text aspect of the new specs with our bespoke pack based on 20 carefully chosen literary extracts. Engaging comprehension activities with varying levels of support build students’ skills and confidence.

For each tier, there are: ❶ 2 introductory texts with full work-throughs and a step-by-step guide to approaching literary texts ❷ 3 supported texts to build and develop students’ reading skills ❸ 5 exam-practice texts, each followed by a task based on Edexcel Paper 3.

  • Built-in differentiation – text length, grammar and exam questions are fully matched to Edexcel Sample Assessment Material for Foundation and Higher reading papers
  • A wide range of genres, literary periods and authors prepares students for the exam
  • Background information on the authors and their works – awaken students’ interest in the fascinating world of literature
  • Comprehensive answers to all tasks for easy self, peer and teacher marking and full translations of all extracts – challenge the brightest by setting them a passage to translate!
  • Extension writing tasks – use the texts as a springboard for creative-writing practice

‘Overall I think that this is an excellent resource for supporting both students and teachers with this new aspect of the GCSE. It covers a range of literary styles and includes various potential exam question styles. The resource is not only a set of practice questions but guides students well in the development of their general reading skills.’ – S Joynes, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

‘This is a great resource with some excellent texts and exercises. I will most definitely be using this resource in September 2016! I particularly like the variety of exercises and the little support boxes. They guide students through tackling literary texts and provide useful tips on how to work around passages where unfamiliar words might occur.’ – F Reichmann, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £69 — Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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