Interpreting your German International GCSE pre-release materials -

    Interpreting your German International GCSE pre-release materials

    What is the Advanced Information

    The main aim is to help you use your revision time effectively. In the case of German, the guidance helps with Paper 2, Section B: Reading and Writing, only. You will find a table showing the major focus of the content of the exam for Questions 6 and 7.

    These two questions will draw on your reading and writing skills, vocabulary, etc, in the following areas:

    • School trips, events and exchanges (see Lessons 14-15)
    • Relationships with family and friends (see Lesson 4)
    • Childhood (covered generally)
    • Information and communication technology (see Lesson 18, etc)
    • Hobbies, interests, sports and exercise (see Lessons 6-7)
    • Food and drink (see Lesson 13)

    Study the Whole Course

    Please do not think it is a good idea to ignore the rest of the course! These two questions are only a small part of the overall assessment and other topics are sure to figure prominently in other questions about which there is no Advance Information.

    Our general advice is to complete all lessons but to keep this advice close to hand during the revision process and make sure you are particularly well prepared to answer questions on these topic areas.

    Key Takeaways

    • If a topic is not on the list, it does not mean you can ignore it
    • complete all lessons and Tutor Marked Assignments
    • Use the Advanced Information to tailor your revision

    Subject Updates

    Pearson/Edexcel may issue updated information or additional guidance at any point.  Please check the subject page for German regularly.

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    R Papers

    If you are taking your exams in the following countries

    • Australia
    • Azerbaijan,
    • Brunei
    • Cambodia
    • China
    • Hong Kong
    • India
    • Indonesia
    • Japan
    • Korea
    • Laos
    • Macau
    • Malaysia
    • Mongolia
    • Myanmar
    • New Zealand
    • Oman
    • Philippines
    • Singapore
    • Taiwan
    • Thailand
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Vietnam.

    You will be studying for an R paper.

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    R papers are papers which are sat by students in different timezones so that they don’t have to take their exams in the middle of the night!

    There are different questions and topics in the Advanced Information for R papers.

    If you are planning to take your exam in a foreign country, please check with your exam centre which paper you will be taking.  If you are taking an R paper, please discuss how this will affect your revision with your tutor.