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Teaching GCSE German for the first time

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This course is designed as an introduction for new teachers of GCSE German, giving first hand teaching approaches that work, as well as techniques, ideas and key guidance to develop and prepare students for the exam. Practical strategies will be demonstrated for teaching across a broad range of student GCSE abilities. The sessions are designed to ensure your students have the best opportunity to maximise their German grades and improve teachers’ understanding of GCSE teaching.


  • Gain top teaching tips and realistic practical advice from an experienced practitioner
  • Take away effective strategies on how to teach GCSE German to maximise student potential
  • Find out about the core concepts and key challenges of German at GCSE level
  • Examine lots of ideas to stimulate classroom delivery and performance


Subject content of the qualification

10.00 – 10.40am
  • What’s involved in the course? (Speaking/Listening/Reading/Writing)
  • Where can I streamline?
  • What are the standards in each component?
  • Exploring the key challenge spots, and ways to structure your teaching to give time to the most demanding sections


Morning Break

10.40 – 11.00am

Tackling Listening and Reading at GCSE

11.00 – 12.30pm
  • Ways to develop skills such as inference
  • What might excellent teaching of vocabulary look like to develop students’ listening skills?
  • Teaching lower and higher ability students to ensure success
  • How to confidently assess your students, give effective feedback, and ensure they feel confident entering the exam
  • Strategies to embed reading in your lessons



12.30 – 1.30pm

Teaching Speaking Successfully for Paper 2

1.30 – 2.30pm
  • How to approach the teaching of speaking: effective, strategies, methods and techniques
  • Teaching ideas with associated typical questions and resources
  • Making complicated topic areas easy


Afternoon Break

2.30 – 2.45pm

Tackling Paper 4: Writing

2.45 – 3.45pm
  • Why is writing challenging for many students?
  • Looking at essential themes such as translation and extended writing
  • Differentiated approaches to encourage learning and using higher level vocabulary and structures for writing





London | Friday 13 October 2023
London | Friday 02 February 2024

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London | Friday 02 February 2024
London | Friday 13 October 2023

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.


  • ECTs in MFL
  • Teachers who are about to teach GCSE German for the first time
  • Those who are returning to teaching after a break
  • Teachers looking to increase their confidence in teaching GCSE German


  • 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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