Pearson Edexcel GCSEs German (2016)
The subject content for the new GCSE (proposed first teaching in 2023) places greater emphasis on explicit teaching and assessment of phonics. We have therefore updated our phonics support to make the tools you need for teaching phonics more accessible.
Updated Stimmt! 5-year schemes of work
For those of you following our Stimmt! course structure, we have updated our 5-year schemes of work with a new ‘Phonics’ section that highlights weekly opportunities to teach or revise sound-symbol correspondences (SSC). Every SSC from the new GCSE subject content is comprehensively covered across the 5 years in these schemes of work.
The words chosen to exemplify each sound are closely linked to the phonics resources and Key Language in our course books, but you do not have to purchase our teaching and learning resources to make use of our schemes of work.
We have made the phonics video from our Stimmt! 1 course freely available on our website. It contains 16 sounds with accompanying actions, which you can use as an introductory phonics activity with your students.
Key sounds poster
We also have a vibrant Stimmt! key sounds poster that covers the same 16 sounds as the video. Why not print it off and display it in your classroom?
Download the Stimmt! key sounds poster (PDF | 3.3 MB)
Session 1: Introduction to Phonics in MFL teaching
This is a free, pre-recorded event exploring the background behind the renewed focus on phonics in MFL teaching and the planned inclusion of phonics in future GCSE assessments. It explains the need for a systematic approach to teaching phonics and offers practical starting points.
Session 2: Effective strategies for integrating teaching and learning of phonics in the Modern Foreign Language classroom
This live online training session explores a range of teaching and learning strategies that can be used for both introducing and recycling phonics knowledge in the MFL classroom, from KS3 to KS5. You can check for upcoming sessions and book your place via the Pearson Professional Development Academy using the link below.