GCSE German

The new GCSE specification (first teaching from September 2016) is very different from the old specification. This qualification is linear, meaning that students will sit all their exams at the end of the course.

Subject content

Core content

Students study all of the following themes on which the assessments are based.

Theme 1: Identity and culture

Theme 2: Local, national, international and global areas of interest

Theme 3: Current and future study and employment

Assessments

GCSE German has a Foundation Tier (grades 1–5) and a Higher Tier (grades 4–9). Students must take all four question papers at the same tier. All question papers must be taken in the same series.