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Cambridge IGCSE German

Summary of Cambridge IGCSE German Course content

  • develop the language proficiency required to communicate effectively in German at level A2 (CEFR Basic User), with elements of level B1 (CEFR Independent User)
  • offer insights into the culture and society of countries and communities where German is spoken
  • develop awareness of the nature of language and language learning
  • encourage positive attitudes towards speakers of other languages and a sympathetic approach to other cultures
  • provide enjoyment and intellectual stimulation
  • develop transferable skills (e.g. memorising, drawing of inferences) to complement other areas of the curriculum
  • form a sound base of the skills, language and attitudes required for progression to work or further study, either in German or another subject area.

Areas of Study

The subject content is organised in five broad topic areas. The study of these topic areas enables students to gain an insight into countries and communities where German is spoken.

  • Everyday activities
  • Personal and social life
  • The world around us
  • The world of work
  • The international world

How the course is assessed









Guided Learning Hours

130 guided learning hours  but this is for guidance only. The number of hours a learner needs to achieve the qualification may vary according to local practice and their previous experience of the subject.

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Required textbook

Murphy, H: AQA GCSE German: Foundation Student Book. You can buy the book here

Course Code: 0525