Getting to Know… Fundbüro

Suitable for:
  • AQA AS & A Level
  • WJEC A Level

Ready-to-use research tasks, worksheets, background information and practice exam questions ensure comprehensive understanding of Fundbüro. Students will get to know the novel, its engaging central character and the realistic depiction of social issues in Germany at the end of the twentieth century, and be fully prepared for the AQA or WJEC writing exam. The structure offers the perfect balance between guided classwork and independent study.

Makes the story line easily accessible for students through comprehension exercises which dissect the characters and the narrative step by step

E Kiernan, Lecturer and Peer Reviewer
  • Before: Sections on Lenz’s life and background, Germany at the time, topic-specific vocabulary and grammar will help students prepare to read the novel.
  • During: A variety of exercises relating to each chapter will enable understanding of the plot as the story unfolds.
  • After: Structured activities provide the opportunity to analyse the main themes, literary techniques and characters in the novel. Exam-style questions for the writing exam and insight into the Individual Research Project for the speaking exam offer vital practice and revision.

  • Answers are provided for all activities, including model essays and indicative content for the exam-style questions.

What do teachers say about this resource? (9448)

This is a well-planned resource based on extensive subject knowledge and wide professional experience. The resource makes the story line of Fundbüro easily accessible for students through comprehension exercises which dissect the characters and the narrative step by step. Discussion questions round off each chapter. I was particularly impressed by the exam guidance. The resource is generous in providing a full model essay for AS and A Levels, good essay plans for a range of possible exam questions and for incorporating the requirements of two exam boards AQA and WJEC. The strategy tips for exam candidates are excellent.

E Kiernan, Lecturer and Peer Reviewer

I really liked the variety of exercises from page to page. From match up to T/F questions to translation questions and gap fill exercises. I liked too that this continued through the chapter analysis and on to the character studies. Each one had different exercises attached. The sheer variety is impressive. I also especially liked Henry’s quotations which will help students to learn quotations for use in their essays. Students will learn about the characters and the structure of the novel as well as information about the author and the history of Germany during his life. The Alles Klar pages at the end of each section are very effective and will greatly help students to see where they are with their learning. The section on using this novel for an IRP was a great idea and very helpful for students.

C Parker, German Teacher and Peer Reviewer