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 r.flatley@allhallows.org.uk

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, www.languagesonline.org.uk.

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27jLfEVCGcw

 

Useful video on the Cold War and the GDR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXzODWlTWgk

 

Clips on living in East Germany/GDR – useful for history part of the course but also in preparation for the film ‘Goodbye Lenin’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3MQBCoaloo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8BojR2BEt8

 

 

Account of Auschwitz -  as background for the novel Der Vorleser by Bernhard Schlink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lpTceEE3d8 

 


Dealing with Germany’s war guilt  - useful  as background to Der Vorleser

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeRCEp4XzXI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBIR5xlVom0

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!)

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