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    International GCSE German

    Course Information

    As well as refreshing your knowledge of the core basics – including greetings and introductions – students that challenge themselves with our International GCSE German course will also develop a clear understanding of how the language is structured.

    This will then allow them to fully understand its unique quirks and grammar, rather than a simple list of memorised phrases and sayings.

    Students will also be encouraged to develop their speaking and listening skills, giving them the confidence they need to test out their conversational abilities for real.

    Module One: About Me

    • Who’s at Home?
    • Appearance and Personality
    • Greetings
    • Family Life
    • Nationalities, Countries and Jobs
    • Hobbies
    • Joining Clubs

    Module Two: Day to Day Life

    • The Weather and the Seasons
    • The Domestic Environment
    • House and Home
    • Towns and Regions
    • Daily Routine
    • Mealtimes
    • School and Future Plans

    Module Three: Holidays and Travel

    • Travel, Transport, Finding the Way
    • Holiday Time and Travel
    • Buying Tickets
    • Tourism
    • Talking about Holidays
    • Accommodation
    • Holiday Activities
    • Keeping in Touch
    • Lost Property

    Module Four: Modern Life

    • Emergency Services
    • Domestic Chores
    • Healthy Living
    • Part-Time Jobs
    • Volunteering and Work Experience
    • Entertainments
    • Shopping
    • The Environment
    • General Revision and Conclusion

    Module Five: Speaking and Listening Skills

    • Listening and Speaking Basics
    • Everyday Transactions
    • Tourist Situations
    • Narration and Giving Information
    • Practice Oral Examination

    Oxford Home Schooling’s International GCSE German course is designed to prepare students for the Edexcel International GCSE in German(4GN1) for examination from 2025 onwards.

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    Examinations and Assessment

    The International GCSE German is assessed in three examinations.

    Paper 1 – Listening: This paper lasts for 30 minutes, plus 5 minutes reading time. It contributes 25% to the final mark

    Paper 2 – Reading and Writing: This paper lasts for 1 hour and 45 minutes. It contributes 50% to the final mark.

    Paper 3 – Speaking: This assessment lasts 8-10 minutes. The student is expected to converse in German on a prepared topic. Paper 3 contributes 25% to the final mark.

    Course duration and study time

    When you enrol with Oxford Home Schooling we will agree on an intended examination date with you. Your support will last all the way up to this examination date, regardless of whether you decide to do the course in 9 months or 30.

    The recommended study time for this course is 200 hours.

    Online Course? Paper Based? Somewhere in between? It’s your choice!

    All of our International GCSE German students receive:

    • Traditional printed learning materials
    • Access to our online resources with on-the-go access to all your regular lessons
    • Unmatched support by a fully qualified teacher online and by phone
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    Course price

    Our German IGCSE course fee is £445.

    You may pay using our interest-free easy payment scheme. Pay a £89 deposit followed by eight monthly instalments of £44.50.

    Multiple courses attract a discount. See our pricing page for further details.

    You will receive support from a fully-qualified tutor holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a degree in education.

    This support includes:

    • Marking all assignments for the course
    • Written answers to specific study problems
    • Telephone contact

    Meet Our Tutors

    I have a degree in French/German and subsequently took a teaching qualification. Since then I’ve had experience of teaching in a lot of different contexts, not just in secondary schools, but also giving private tuition on an individual basis and teaching adults at a variety of levels in a further education college. Earlier in my career I worked in state secondary schools but since 2006 I have been teaching in a very successful independent school in South Wales, latterly as a Curriculum Leader. I’ve taught students of all ages and abilities (and lots of nationalities) and I do feel that it’s helped me appreciate the particular difficulties which are faced by students following alternative education routes.

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    What’s next?

    Once they have obtained their International GCSE German, many students choose to continue studying the language at A level. Others may be able to develop their skills by spending some time in a German speaking country. Whatever you do, having an International GCSE in German will undoubtedly prove to be an asset.


    • Oxford Home Schooling is a long-established educational trust that prides itself on
      • treating every student as an individual
      • customer service
      • course quality.
    • We’re rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot by students who have studied with us.
    • We provide online and printed resources so you can study your way – other providers do not give you that choice.
    • We make it easy for you to home-educate your children with our flexible schedule, tutor support, and interest-free payment plan.
    • Every year we help hundreds of children who have left mainstream education obtain the qualifications they need to progress and achieve their goals.
    • Oxford Home Schooling is part of a not-for-profit trust so you can be sure that your course fees are spent on either your child’s tuition or on improving our courses.

    Pearson Edexcel International GCSE (9–1) qualifications are comparable to the UK GCSE specifications, with appropriate international content and assessment that will enable successful progression for learners.

    Pearson Edexcel International GCSEs are studied in over 80 countries worldwide and in independent schools in the UK. Available in 37 subjects, they are equivalent, grade for grade, to UK GCSEs and accepted by universities globally. Aimed at learners aged 14 to 16, they provide the skills and knowledge needed to progress to A Levels, International A Levels, onto university and into employment.

    Full details of Pearson Edexcel’s International GCSEs can be found here

    You can enrol and start any time you like, the earlier the better. The important thing to think about is when you wish to sit your exam and to give yourself plenty of time to work through your materials and revise successfully. Our cut-off dates for enrolment can be found here.

    Once you have enrolled, you will get access to your course online immediately and your printed course materials will arrive a few days later.

    The German IGCSE papers may be sat in the Summer examination series.  The Summer series typically runs from mid-May to late June.

    The German IGCSE exam is not available in the Autumn series

    The final date for booking summer exams with the exam board without incurring late entry fees is the 21st of February. You should book your place at an exam centre well in advance of this date. Start looking once the autumn term begins.

    All the information you need to book an exam centre can be found in our Exams Hub. Here you will find

    • detailed instructions
    • entry codes needed to book exams
    • our map of examination centres where our students have sat in recent years.

    Tutors & Exams offers discounts to Oxford Home Schooling students and has nine current exam venues across the UK: Belfast, Birmingham, Bolton,  Coventry, Doncaster, High Wycombe, Romford, St Neots, Taunton and Wimbledon.

    Pearson Edexcel also publishes a list of exam centres that accept private candidates. This won’t cover every available centre, so if there’s nothing shown in your area, we recommend contacting local schools and colleges directly.

    Your exam fees aren’t included in the course cost as they’re paid directly to the exam centre. They will vary depending on which centre you choose.  Generally speaking, dedicated examination services will be more expensive than a local school or college.

    Prices range from £100 to £250 pounds.

    Speaking and listening each contribute 25% to your final grade and are an important part of your course. There are listening exercises built into the course, your tutor will provide some time speaking to you on the phone as part of your tutor-marked assignments and general interactions during your course, particularly during Module 5.

    However, you will need to find ways to practice these skills beyond the scope of your interactions with your tutor. Methods might include

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