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GCSE German Revision Notes

Our GCSE German revision notes are split into helpful topics covering grammar, vocabulary and even some cultural background. They have been compiled by previous students to ensure that you have all the information you need at your fingertips! If you feel that you need a little extra help, you can always talk to one of our GCSE German tutors who are on hand to provide advice and support in all aspects of your exam.


Read some of our most frequently asked questions and answers

How can I improve my vocabulary for the GCSE German exam?

To expand your vocabulary, create flashcards with the German word on one side and its English translation on the other. Practise using these words in sentences and engage in conversations with native speakers or classmates to reinforce your language skills.

Should I write my own GCSE German revision notes?

Writing your own notes is a good way of actively absorbing the information that you read. You don't have to start from scratch though. You can use our revision notes as a starting points or add to your class notes. You can also create your own flashcards and quizzes and further condense the information you read.

What strategies should I use to prepare for the listening comprehension section of the GCSE German exam?

Listen to a variety of German audio materials such as podcasts, songs, and news broadcasts. Practice listening to different accents and dialects. Take notes while listening to identify keywords and main ideas.

How can I effectively revise for the speaking component of the GCSE German exam, including the role-play and presentation tasks?

For role-plays, practise with a partner, taking turns being the examiner and candidate. Use cue cards with possible phrases and vocabulary. For presentations, create an outline with key points and practice delivering your presentation aloud to improve fluency and pronunciation.

Are there specific techniques for mastering German grammar and verb conjugation?

We would recommend creating grammar charts or tables for different verb tenses and cases. Make sure to practise verb conjugation regularly and use online exercises and quizzes to reinforce your understanding. Try writing short essays or paragraphs using complex sentence structures.

What's the best approach to revising for the reading comprehension section of the GCSE German exam?

Read German texts, books, or articles regularly to improve your comprehension skills. Practise summarising the main ideas and identifying specific details in the text. Translate German passages into English to enhance your translation skills.