Practice Papers for GCSE AQA German: Speaking

Practice Papers for GCSE AQA German: Speaking

Available for Foundation and Higher

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 each — 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… Das Wunder von Bern

Getting to Know... Das Wunder von Bern

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of this award-winning 2003 film by Sönke Wortmann. With over six million cinema visitors, it remains one of Germany’s bestselling films and is often regarded as a portrait of post-war Germany. Ensure students are fully prepared to discuss the film in their AS and A Level writing exams. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study:

  • Before: Introductory tasks covering relevant vocabulary 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. Also includes critical examination of all main characters, themes and cinematographic techniques used.
  • After: A bespoke exam section covering new Edexcel requirements, tips and sample essays with activities for both AS and A Level.

‘This is an interesting resource, providing good background information about post-war society and the film itself. The football part of it should also capture the interest of the students.Students learn significantly more about Germany after the war, the development of a new consumer society and provides valuable insights into the historical context of the film.’ – H Rentel, 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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Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Gothic)

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?

Advanced Packs – designed for GCSE Year 2, or higher-ability groups
Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Advanced Pack (Gothic)
Heidelberg at the end of the nineteenth century. When rushing to his work at the local Ratskeller one evening, Arthur has an uncanny, unexpected encounter with a stranger who whispers his name before disappearing into the dark alleys of the city. From that moment onwards, Arthur is tormented by the sound of a ticking clock in his ears and unable to find the source, reason or cure for his affliction… Will his life ever return to normality?

‘Absolutely wonderful – offers an engaging story line and tons of varied, interesting exercises and even links to find out more about the town of Heidelberg (…) The story is very gripping and entertaining and will definitely appeal to students doing their GCSEs.’ – F Reichmann, German Teacher and 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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Stretch and Challenge for GCSE Edexcel German – Reading

Stretch and Challenge for GCSE Edexcel German – Reading

(Listening, Speaking and Writing coming soon)

The fun, fresh approach to differentiation

Reward your fast finishers! Engaging, ready-to-use, skills-focused packs of independent exercises to enthuse high achievers.

  • A wide range of original stimulus material covering different types of sources
  • A wealth of fun and engaging tasks, such as games, cryptograms, taboo, speed-dating and races – enjoyable extra work for G&T students
  • Clearly marked individual, pair and group tasks with each topic – flexible resource suitable for individual extension work and whole-class use by able groups

Plus! A close focus on exam success:

  • All 2016 GCSE Edexcel Topics covered
  • Additional grammar support deals specifically with the trickiest points from the Higher Tier list
  • Clear links to useful exam skills, with a cross-reference grid (reading) or useful phrases (speaking) provided at the start of the resource

‘This is a fantastic resource that will most definitely challenge more able pupils, keep them engaged and interested in the subject! The texts are really interesting and I think most students will find them appealing; there is a vast variety of different exercises through which students can work through – either individually, in pairs or even small groups.’
– F Reichmann, Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £64 — 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: Writing

Practice Papers for GCSE AQA German: WritingAvailable for Foundation and Higher

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 each — 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 Starter Pack (Supernatural)

Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Starter Pack (Supernatural)

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?

Starter Packs – designed for GCSE Year 1, or lower-ability groups

Freaky Fiction: GCSE German Starter Pack (Supernatural)
Crime doesn’t pay – and when Kai dies while stealing a car, Stefan feels a certain, albeit guilty, sense of relief – he will never be bullied again at school. So when he begins hearing Kai’s taunting voice and threatening messages start to pop up on his computer screen, Stefan doesn’t know where to turn – is someone playing a cruel trick on him? Or has Kai returned to torture him from beyond the grave…?

‘This is a very useful resource as it exposes students to the vocabulary and grammar elements from the 2016 exam specs. The story-line is very gripping and will keep students engaged and wanting to read more. The exercises are varied and pitched at the right level, so it will encourage students to work independently and give them confidence.’ – F Reichmann, 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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Practice Papers for GCSE Edexcel German: Reading

Practice Papers for GCSE Edexcel German: Reading

Available for Foundation and Higher

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

Foundation: ‘A wonderful resource that will be very helpful to both students and teachers! An excellent match to the specification; it uses all vocab, grammar and types of exercises from the 2016 spec.’
– F Reichmann, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Higher: ‘Matches the specification extremely well (…) The exercises mirror the ones from the Sample Assessment Materials and will prepare students for the 2018 exams very well. It features a good selection of different types of reading tasks and includes some really nice literary text extracts.’
– F Reichmann, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer

Price is £49 for Foundation and £49 for Higher— Includes photocopiable master with site licence; electronic copies available. Orders are normally dispatched in 2-5 working days.
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