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 areas in your GCSE 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
  • If you would like your students to take part in the Live Sketch, please let us know

10.20 – 10.30am
Welcome and Introduction

10.30 – 10.40am
Quick-fire pronunciation practice

10.40 – 11.10am
Paper 1 – listening skills

  • Useful techniques to improve your skills
  • Student activities – skim and scan
  • Practise exam questions with students… how could you do this better
  • Ways to improve vocabulary and developing summary skills – quick fire activity

11.10 – 11.50am
Live sketch with students

  • Listening skills – can you decide who would get the best marks?

11.50 – 12.10pm

  • Submit your questions for the experts

12.10 – 12.40pm
Paper 2 – speaking

  • Tackling the role plays
  • Developing confidence: how to respond to questions/ be spontaneous
  • Listen to / watch examples to highlight the difference between levels
  • Student role play activity in pairs
  • Q and A with examiner

12.40 – 1.10pm

1.10 – 1.20pm
Question box

  • A prize awarded for the best question

1.20 – 1.50pm
Tackling the picture-based tasks with confidence

  • How to get the most out of the stimulus card
  • How to avoid nerves
  • Work though examples of answers to see how to improve

1.50 – 2.20pm
Paper 3 – reading skills: top tips for translation

  • Examiner guidance on successful high quality translations
  • Activities to stretch you with real responses at Foundation and Higher Levels

2.20 – 2.50pm
Developing your writing skills

  • How to answer the different questions: what the examiners want
  • Analyse example answers to see how to move through the levels
  • Marking exercise

2.50 – 3.00pm
Final Quiz and Top Tips

  • 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