This NEW conference, is designed in the light of the 2018 examinations. The revamped conference will focus on challenging areas, how to boost grades and how to meet the demands of the questions for examination success in 2019.

This NEW conference will provide students with a motivational revision day, at which you will be given high quality advice, guidance and examples which will assist you to produce examination answers of the highest levels.

The conference is designed for students of all examination boards.


  • Enhance your understanding of key issues in A-level German exams
  • Gain expert guidance from senior examiners on how to get high grades across the papers
  • Ask questions directly of expert examiners
  • Active student participation throughout the day
  • Get a full set of conference notes, with examination tips and example answers to strengthen your revision
IN-SCHOOL Book this as an In-School Conference


10.25 – 10.35am
Welcome and Introduction

10.35 – 11.10am
Listening – Paper 1

  • Student listening activity, with extracts
  • How to engage in active listening
  • How to ensure that you gain the highest marks possible, by using these skills

11.10 – 11.20am
Comprehension Exercise

  • How to quickly and accurately comprehend German extracts
  • Review example answers of different levels, to see how to improve your responses
  • Activities and exercises that can help you revise this element at home

11.20 – 11.50am
Workshop: Translation to English

  • What the examiners are looking for
  • Complete the examples task
  • How to link this to your listening and comprehension skills to produce the strongest exam answers throughout the papers

11.50 – 12.10pm

12.10 – 12.40pm
Workshop: Translation into German

  • Grammar quick-fire quiz
  • Common errors in written German
  • Practising key grammatical rules that make a difference in your exam
  • Comparison answer exercise (which is better and why)

12.40 – 1.10pm

1.10 – 1.55pm
Critical approaches to literature and film

  • Using extracts, we will highlight what the examiners are looking for
  • Examiner Q & A
  • Practise precis exercise

1.55 – 2.25pm
Paper 3 – speaking

  • How to give your best response to the stimulus cards, with activities
  • Pronunciation tips, including how to avoid common pitfalls

2.25 – 3.10pm
Workshop – how to use the individual research project to boost your results

  • Guidance on how to utilise your work to get the best marks
  • How to revise the project and prepare yourself for the examination
  • Pair work in German and English to strengthen your understanding and language skills

3.10 – 3.20pm
Final Top Tips and close

  • Advice on how to use revision tools, including the specification, best during your revision
  • A reminder of the key lessons and advice provided during the day

Ingrid MacGregor

Born in Bavaria, Ingrid is a highly experienced teacher who has worked in both Germany and England. She is a senior examiner with a major UK board and has extensive assessment experience.

Jane Somerville

Head of Languages at a highly successful school, Jane is also a former Lead Teacher for Shropshire LA, mentored MFL teachers for the county and has extensive teaching experience across the full ability range.

Students £25+VAT

One free teacher place for every 10 student places
Additional teachers £35+VAT
Individual teachers £80+VAT