Leaving Cert German Higher Level Revision Course
Each student will receive more than six hours of expert classroom tuition either in daily classes of 75 minutes over the course of a week in Dundrum. Students will also receive our exclusive Ashfield College Revision Notes.
Topic 1: Exam Guide:
A comprehensive study of mark allocations and exam technique on each area of the exam paper – reading, writing and aural. Students will study how to maximise marks in these areas in the exam and we will also look at time allocations per question.
Topic 2: Grammar Review:
Students will review some key areas of grammar including the following topics:
→ der bestimmter Artikel und die Fälle – the whole area of cases is hugely important at Higher Level and unfortunately it is an area that many students struggle at. A study of clear and concise notes will combat this during the session.
→ der unbestimmter Artikel (the Indefinite Article)
→ Modalverben (Modal Verbs)
→ die Wortstellung (Word Order): This is a vital area in the written section of the exam.
→ Personalpronomen (Personal Pronouns)
Topic 3: Die Zeitformen
Students will review summaries of the main tenses such as das Präsens, das Perfekt, das Imperfekt / das Präteritum, das Futur, der Konditional & das Pluperfekt.
Topic 4: Schriftliche Produktion
Areas of study include: →How to handle the Äußerung zum Thema section in the exam.
General phrases for essays / written pieces. Students will also learn expressions of opinion and phrases to help them structure a solid written piece in German.
→ Briefe: (Letter Writing)
→ Abstract Topics: die Obdachlosigkeit
die psychische Gesundheit
Topic 5: Sample Answers: Students will study some sample answers on all written sections of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level German Exam.
Nicky Dowling BA (Hons) French & German UCD, PGCE
Subjects: German & French
Nicky is a dynamic and inspirational teacher of modern languages, who graduated with the highest grade ever achieved for the PGCE from the University of Manchester. Nicky has more than 20 years’ experience teaching both German & French to Leaving Cert level, and has worked at Ashfield College since 1997. During her time at Ashfield College she was Director of TEFL, where she was in charge of curriculum and teaching. Nicky is an extremely exam-focused, practical and enthusiastic teacher who inspires her students to achieve their maximum potential in the State Exams.