This interactive webinar will focus on one of the most challenging and often overlooked areas of teaching. We will focus on bridging the gap between GCSE and A Level, scaffolding to support students to access higher level reading and listening tasks, ideas for learning and testing vocabulary and skills for translating into and out of German.


  • Identifying exam techniques to support your pupils to achieve the very best result
  • Gain deep understanding of the marking scheme and how to achieve the highest scores in Paper 1
  • Develop a range of strategies to enable your pupils to produce high quality answers and self-monitor their work
  • Gain ideas and strategies for vocabulary learning and retention
  • Best practice guidance from an experienced A Level teacher and examiner
  • A set of notes and resources that you will be able to use immediately to support the teaching of this aspect of the A Level course
DATE & LOCATION  Online | Thursday 15 October 2020 16.00 – 17.30
  • A specially prepared folder of 50+ pages full of detailed notes, practical advice and guidance
  • Notes prepared by the educational experts leading the course
  • Expert produced PowerPoint presentations
  • CPD Certificate of attendance


4.00 pm: Introduction, welcome and sound check

4.05 pm: Study skills for vocabulary learning and retention

  • The benefits and wins of frequent low-stakes testing; how and what to test
  • Ideas for vocabulary learning tasks
  • Resources for teachers and students

4.20 pm: Listening and Reading tasks – scaffolding and stretching

  • Exploiting texts for multiple uses; exercises using texts, audio, transcripts and videos
  • Listening/looking out for false friends and distractors
  • Sources and resources for teachers and students
  • A detailed looked at the 2019 Examiners’ Report – what can students do better?

4.50 pm: Translation tasks – into and out of German

  • The importance of the ‘little words’
  • Feedback from examiners
  • Creating a personalised checklist – helping students to help themselves, even under exam conditions

5.20 pm: Feedback and sharing ideas – what has worked for you?

  • Quick teach meet – chance to network and share ideas with colleagues

5.30 pm: Close

Wanda Marshall

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