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
 DATE AND LOCATION  London | Friday 17 January 2020
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Conference


10.30– 10.40am
Quick-fire pronunciation practice

10:40 – 11:10am
Tackling the picture-based tasks with confidence

  • Explore how to get the most out of the stimulus card
  • Obtain expert guidance on how to avoid nerves and produce excellent responses
  • Improving answers: work though examples to see what differentiates top answers
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: Interactive pair-work photocard activity

11:10 – 11:40am
Paper 2 – success in the GCSE German Role-plays

  • How to stand out: tackling the role plays
  • Developing confidence: how to respond to questions / be spontaneous;
  • Listen to / watch examples that highlight the difference between levels
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY: Plan and produce a role-play: what would it score?

11.40– 11.50am
Ask the examiners – your questions answered

11.50 – 12.10pm
Submit your questions for the experts

12:10 – 12:40pm
Translation – Grammar – Vocabulary

  • Interactive Pair-work translation activities
  • Examine Spanish grammar pitfalls – what is wrong and why?
  • Active vocabulary learning : techniques that work

12.40- 1.10pm

Question box A prize is awarded for the best question

1.20  – 1.50pm
Papers 1 and 3 –strengthening your listening and reading skills

  • Think like an examiner: how do the questions catch students out?
  • Skills workshop: Learning and using vocabulary

1.50 – 2:20 pm
Paper 4 – Developing your German writing skills

  • The shorter writing tasks: what the examiners want
  • The extended writing tasks: what the examiners want
  • Using wide-ranging vocabulary to make your writing more interesting
  • STUDENT ACTIVITY Which is the best? Student marking exercise
  • Complexity is the keyhow to make writing better

2.20 – 2.50
Having a great conversation in German

  • Top tips from the examiners, with student exercises to show these work

2.50 – 3.00pm
Final Quiz and Top Tips

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

Wanda Marshall

Wanda 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.

Jessica Houghton

Jessica is a highly experienced teacher and examiner of German, who teaches at a leading school in Cheshire. Her students achieve excellent results every year and she is renowned for the quality and innovative nature of resources and training materials which she has produced.

Students £25+VAT

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