GCSE German

Languages are difficult subjects to revise, it’s no good just learning long lists of vocabulary, you need to understand how to use it by practising speaking and writing as well as reading and listening. It’s important to start your revision early to give plenty of time for everything to stick in your mind. Luckily there is plenty of help available. There are lots of revision guides available, and when you think you’re ready you can try some past exam papers. There are also some useful online resources you can make use of.

Specifications | Revision Guides | Past Papers | Online Resources


Each exam board produces a syllabus listing exactly what you need to know to pass the exams. Some students find this useful to use as checklist of what you have revised. Make sure you check with your teacher which exam board and syllabus you are following.

Revision Guides

Revision guides are printed books which summarise everything you need to know to do well in the exam, and are an important part of many people's revision. We have reviews of hundreds of revision guides including:

For courses starting 2009/10 A broad revision guide CGP describes as having "everything covered", this book is suitable for all exam boards in the foundation level. Laid out in a friendly, easily accessible note-like format with plenty of diagrams these…

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A revision guide full of very accessible content broken down into manageable sections with advice given to build student confidence. Exam practice material is provided throughout and reliable exam hints and tips offer additional support.

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Past & Speciman Papers

Attempting sample and past papers is a good way to check how your revision is going, and will allow you to become more comfortable answering exam-style questions. Links to several past papers are below, some of which can be viewed for free online. They are arranged by exam board, if you don’t know which exam board your school is using then you should ask your teacher.

Online Resources

As well as buying a revision guide, you can add variety to your revision using free online resources. Bear in mind that the content of some of these websites might not be as reliable or up-to-date as printed books, check that the content matches your syllabus and if in doubt ask your teacher.