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AQA A-Level German: Preparing Students for Exam Success in 2025 and Beyond

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This brand-new course for all teachers of A-Level German will explore how you can turn the mistakes made in previous exam series into an opportunity for positive change moving forward, fully preparing your students for success in the year ahead and beyond. This interactive course will support and challenge teachers in equal measures. You will leave with a thorough overview of the main lessons to be learnt from previous examinations and a wide range of ideas, methods and approaches to prepare students to maximise their potential in the 2025 exams. Emphasis will be made on the demands of the exams that are not met as well as they could be, and the implications this has for your A-Level teaching and learning.


  • Understand the main lessons to be learnt from the most recent examinations
  • Gain an informed overview of key areas of concern
  • Learn new and innovative ways to deliver areas that target the areas of concern
  • Experience and try out novel pedagogy
  • Produce a strategic approach to maximise student success in 2025


The Exam – Reflections and Approaches

10.00 – 10.30am
  • Key messages to be learned from the most recent examinations
  • Matching messages to actual examination questions and student responses
  • Discussing the reasons that can be attributed to problematic areas
  • Reflecting on what may have been delivered more effectively

Starting to Appreciate what is needed for Paper 1

10.30 – 11.30pm
  • The main factors that affect examination success in translation. Why paraphrasing is such an issue
  • Deep-diving the problem questions from Paper 1 in terms of the receptive skills of listening and reading
  • Reflecting on the problems with the synonym task and which aspects of the task are more problematic
  • Making a plan of action- what should we do? How should we do it?

Morning break

11.30 – 11.50am

A Focus On Paper 2

11.50 – 12.30pm
  • How students answer, compared to what the exam board want
  • Strategies to meet the demands of content and accuracy
  • Managing difficult titles and knowing the difference between the film and literature questions
  • Analytical clinic. How can students evaluate accurately?


12.30 – 1.30pm

Maximising Success in Speaking for Paper 3

1.30 – 2.15pm
  • How students answered compared to what the exam board want
  • Strategies for making the most of the Speaking Cards
  • How to keep up to date with AO4 and move from providing facts to analysing them
  • The IRP – what went well and how to improve for next time

Afternoon break

2.15 – 2.30pm

Speaking Master Class for Maximising Success In 2025

2.30 – 3.30pm
  • How to conduct the speaking exam to ensure success for your students
  • Creating opportunities to conduct a mini-exam in timed conditions
  • Putting the theory of the day into practice immediately


London | Thursday 20 June 2024

This course, tailored to suit, can be delivered in your school. Discuss this further with our CPD team on 01625 532974 or click below to make an enquiry.


Wanda Marshall is a German and French teacher of nearly 20 years’ experience. She was formerly Head of German in a large north London comprehensive. She currently teaches Edexcel A-Level German in a sixth form college and has also been an examiner for AQA A-Level German (Paper 3, oral) for the past five years so she has first hand current experience of teaching and examining the two main boards.


  • Teachers of A-Level German
  • Heads of Department


  • A specially prepared folder of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance

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