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So I got my GCSE results today and have elected to take A-Level German ( I got a 7 at GCSE). What should I expect? How should I revise for the start of the year?

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So I got my GCSE results today and have elected to take A-Level German ( I got a 7 at GCSE). What should I expect? How should I revise for the start of the year?

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Rachael. xs
Hello! I'm about to go into year 13 and I do A-level German (predicted an A in A-level and I got A* at GCSE). I think the difficulty may depend on what exam board you do, not too sure though. I do AQA and I find it to be quite a chill subject and really relaxing compared to my other subjects, at this point you start getting the hang of all the grammar stuff that was really tricky at GCSE for sure. However, my friend does Edexcel German and got the same GCSE result as me, and she says Edexcel is extremely difficult so that's something to bear in mind.

It is a good idea to get a grammar workbook and work through grammar in your spare time, whether that be on the bus or in your free periods. But once you get the hang of the grammar, like sentence order and stuff, it all starts to naturally fall into place and you find yourself just coming out with grammatically correct sentences, if that makes sense? The best thing is practice, practice, practice.

I really, REALLY recommend getting the Quizlet app on your phone. It is amazing for vocabulary revision. The best thing about Quizlet is that you can just search your exam board and the topic, and most likely people have already compiled that list of vocabulary for you. From there, you can practice all the vocab until you've mastered it. My teacher does one vocabulary test a week to ensure we've got the hang of it.

Aside from that, I listen to a lot of German music and analyse the lyrics so you can get used to hearing German. Some good bands/artists I recommend is Dat Adam, Kraftklub, K.I.Z, but look around and have a browse on Spotify or YouTube to see if you can find anyone that you enjoy listening to. German films and TV shows are good too! Start off with English subtitles, then German subtitles and then when you're confident enough, no subtitles!

Another app recommendation I have is Tandem, which is a language-learning app where you can speak to native speakers of a language that you're learning. You can chat with them, video call them and it's really useful because you help them learn English and they help you learn German!

That's all I can think of saying right now. German is a really fun A-level and I'm so glad I chose it If you have any more questions feel free to ask.
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Thank you! I’ll give your suggestions a try xx
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So I got my GCSE results today and have elected to take A-Level German ( I got a 7 at GCSE). What should I expect? How should I revise for the start of the year?

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Rachael. xs
Learn ur irregular verbs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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