Course Name: German
Exam board and qualification: Edexcel – A-level
Text Book: Edexcel A Level (includes AS) ISBN: 978 1 4718 5823 9
If available online link to it (CLA): Please email Mrs Flatley for access
Recommended Reading: Start to read online news websites such as ‘die Welt’ Listen to a German radio station such as ‘deutsche Welle’
Relevant Websites: BBC Bitesize. Work through the range of new content on BBC Bitesize German watching the videos and answering questions. Complete all grammar tasks so that GCSE grammar knowledge is well-embedded before the A-level course begins: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z8j2tfr
Distance learning sites: e.g. Quizlet, memrise, access your Active Learn account to practice self-marking activities, .
Youtube / videos – Find a series that you enjoy watching in English and see if you can find this in German. Many US series are dubbed in German e.g. Friends, the Simpsons etc. Improve your listening and comprehension skills by watching for a short time and seeing how well you could follow it.
Useful video on the history of Germany
Useful video on the Cold War and the GDR
Clips on living in East Germany/GDR – useful for history part of the course but also in preparation for the film ‘Goodbye Lenin’
Account of Auschwitz - as background for the novel Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink
Dealing with Germany’s war guilt - useful as background to Der Vorleser
Tasks: Complete BBC Bitesize tasks as above, ensure that you are confident with all vocab in GCSE booklets and that you have completed as many tasks as you are able to from your GCSE grammar booklets. Listen to German radio stations online (easy to google these and find one that focuses on news / discussion as well as increasing your knowledge of German music!)