How do I revise for German A-level I’m failing?Watch
Any advice would be appreciate
AQA provide specimen material for German in three specifications. You should probably ask your teacher which one applies for your exam, but I think any of the specifications you find will give you some good insight into the procedures and the level of skill.
I should add that there have been changes in the German exams for courses/teaching that started in 2016 – the new specs might apply to your course. AQA are now offering courses for teachers to guide them on how to prepare pupils for the new exam – so it's not totally hopeless, yet, although I feel they are cutting it a bit close...
A different thing is if you feel that you are generally behind of everyone else in your course. E.g. you frequently find yourself sitting in class like a zombie because you can't follow, you can't think about the topic at hand because you struggle with expressing yourself in German in a halfway understandable manner in writing, but especially in speaking. Or you tend to avoid German like the plague. In this situation, you might need guidance by a tutor or teacher so you can regularly test/diagnose gaps and revise specifically to catch up.
The overall goal is that you become able to discuss somewhat complex/abstract topics with good reasoning, so it's not only knowing vocab and basic tenses and word order anymore, but the application of that. You're not expected to speak/write like a native speaker, but you need to be able to put up a somewhat well reasoned topical discussion...