Reaching for an A* for A Level AQA French and German

2016 specification:
  • AQA

A carefully tailored resource designed to motivate and challenge your A Level students to reach the coveted A* grade!

Skills-based worksheets and exam-style questions cover all 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

12 units
  1. Impressive vocabulary
  2. Tough grammar
  3. Very tough (receptive) grammar
  4. Timing, fluency and spontaneity
  5. Communication strategies
  6. Voicing opinions, analysing and responding critically
  7. Planning ahead and sophisticated sentences
  8. Translation
  9. Summarising information from written and recorded sources
  10. Developing research skills
  11. Expanding knowledge
  12. Challenge yourself!

In line with:

  • 2016 specification requirements
  • Your board’s sample assessment materials
  • A Level exam questions
  • Examiners’ reports of the new specification

Key features:

  • All 12 A Level topics covered
  • For use in both A Level Year 1 and A Level Year 2
  • Activities to stretch highly capable students up to and beyond A Level requirements
  • Practice questions to hone skills
  • Exam-style questions to challenge and reinforce learning
  • General and skills-based exam tips to prepare thoroughly

Plus! All answers provided, including model answers, for teacher, self- and peer assessment

  • For independent learning or use in class
  • Highly flexible! Worksheets can be completed: ❶ in order; ❷ per unit; ❸ per skill
  • CD included with listening tracks
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9528)
'This is an excellent idea for a resource and I also think that it has been really well executed. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to stretch the top end of their A Level group, and can be used straight away rather than having to wait until Year 2 topics are being covered. It is perfectly tailored to the exam requirements in topic and in skills. The author is clearly very familiar with the specification.I would really highly recommend this resource to anyone teaching A Level with high ability students, and would welcome similar resources. Thank you.' J Smith, Head of French and Independent Reviewer
'There are lots of good ideas which should inspire teachers. I particularly like the listening transcripts.' S Fleet, French Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'This resource will be very useful as a means to encourage independent study and research on the part of the students. They will get out of it what they put into it and all the resources are there to encourage self-motivation, self-confidence and self-correction. The exercises are useful tools for the teacher as well and can be used as stand-alone resources in the classroom, to exemplify and clarify a grammar point, or as extension work for the more able members of the group, as each grammar point is well-explained and offers clear examples in unambiguous context to the reader. This resource is accessible, engaging and reassuring in its repetition of key terms, e.g. "Impressive", focusing the reader on the skills they personally need to hone in order to achieve their maximum potential.' P Naylor, French Teacher and Independent Reviewer
What do teachers have to say about this resource? (9479)
'The resource gives students a great way to practice some integral skills, when aiming for an A* grade. All explanations and practice questions are very clear and user friendly and I would expect students to be able to complete all tasks independently.' H Oberg, Teacher and Independent Reviewer
'This is definitely a resource targeting the top end of the ability range...some excellent, challenging activities closely allied with the AQA A Level topics and tasks.' A Watson, German Teacher and Independent Reviewer