DATE: Thursday 12 November 2020 – 4pm

Code: 8300

Session 2: GCSE Foundation and Higher German Writing

ABOUT THIS WEBINAR

This is Session 2 of a series of 2 webinars. The course highlights priorities for planning and classroom practice, drilling down to lesson level activities and approaches. It gives insights into how teachers can use their knowledge of how the writing and speaking elements of the course can reinforce each other efficiently, bringing overall coherence to their teaching to create more confident and able students.

It is suitable for anyone just starting to teach, in the first years of teaching German GCSE, or wanting to enhance their confidence in their teaching of GCSE German. The main focus will be on the AQA specification, with ideas transferable to other exam boards.

Can be bought as a single session £110 or as a series at £200.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

  • Provide teachers of GCSE German with ideas and confidence to teach different components of the course effectively.
  • Explore the implications of teaching classes speaking and writing skills when there are differing levels of ability in the same class.
  • Enhance their confidence in planning and creating engaging lessons.
  • Gain insight into how to best interpret and respond to the AQA mark schemes.This particular session will focus on writing.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • NQTs in German.
  • Teachers aiming to teach German GCSE in the future or who have just started teaching GCSE for the first time.
  • Teachers who want to enhance their confidence in teaching German GCSE and improve the learning of their students.

PROGRAMME

16.00 Welcome and Introduction to GCSE German teaching.

A round up of some of the challenges it presents.

16.05 Perfecting spelling and remembering vocabulary:

  • How phonics and graphemes support spelling
  • Etymology and word families/ compound nouns to extend vocabulary and aid retention
  • Fun exercises to practise translation (RH/dice/mirror/correcting/spot error as starter/sim dictation/dict/)

16.30 Using (a minimum of) 3 tenses (F) and a range of complex structures (H):

  • Nailing the 3 tenses
  • FORO/FORT – giving students a pattern to meet the need developing ideas
  • UNICORN – a way to improve range and extend (especially higher ability)

16.45 Building student confidence in the Foundation paper:

  • Photo card and translation sentences – what you can get away with
  • The 40 word paragraph – tips to achieve maximum points
  • The 90 word essay – planning and techniques to recall tenses and extend

17.00 Getting to grips with the Higher Paper and 150 word essay writing:

  • Higher translation/writing requirements – methods to help accuracy of nom acc dat endings
  • Understanding the MS requirements
  • Choosing the question and planning the essay

17.15 – 17.30 Time for questions and discussion.

Sarah Gilbert

Sarah (Subject Leader for German at Ringwood School) has over 15 years’ experience of teaching German (and French) and enjoyed particular success in 2019 in AQA GCSE German with 94% of a very mixed cohort attaining Grades 4-9 (91% in 2018). She has been an AQA examiner for the writing component for 2 years and has delivered sessions at Southampton university on CLIL teaching. She has also planned and delivered sessions for the MFL Secondary Network on GCSE German writing and Speaking and has facilitated in-school CPD sessions for differentiation and planning for students with communication difficulties. One of her key skills is developing innovative and engaging ways to embed pupil learning