IGCSE German

Why study Cambridge IGCSE German

Studies have found that speaking a second language, such as German, is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains of bilingual people operate differently than those of single language speakers, and these differences offer a number of benefits including:

  • Improved listening skills since the brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds
  • A stronger working memory than those speaking only one language. This helps with mental calculation, reading and other vital skills
  • The ability to switch from one task to another more quickly
  • Being better at your first language. It is said that you can never understand one language until you understand at least two

These are all quite apart from the other benefits of our Cambridge IGCSE German homeschooling course: enabling your child to immerse themselves in another culture, and of seeing their own culture from the perspective of another.

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Wolsey Hall Oxford is a registered school of Cambridge Assessment International Education

We are proud to be part of the world’s largest international community of schools.

We offer a wide range of IGCSE courses.

Key topics covered in the course

The syllabus content of Cambridge IGCSE German is organised around five broad Topic areas which provide the context for your child to learn vocabulary and to study grammar and structures. Through the study of these Topic areas, your child will gain insight into the German language and German communities. The Topic areas are:

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

Prior requirements and hours of study

  • Previous study: CAIE recommends that learners starting this course should have studied a German curriculum at Lower Secondary Level (Years 7-9).
  • Your child should allow for up to 150 hours’ study time to complete their Cambridge IGCSE German course plus additional time for completing assignments. This is an approximate figure which depends on their learning abilities and the pace at which they work.
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Additional service – online tuition

We are pleased to be able to offer Wolsey Hall students the opportunity to book 1:1 tuition at IGCSE level in German. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Our courses are designed with a self-study approach, however, you may wish your child to have the opportunity to discuss a particular topic area with a Tutor and our 1:1 sessions allow them to direct their learning in this way.

Please note that this is an add-on service that incurs an additional fee.

The syllabus and exam

•   The course will prepare your child for the Cambridge (CAIE) IGCSE German, syllabus 0525 or 7159.

•   The exam comprises three written papers and the oral. There is no Coursework requirement:

Paper 1

Listening: 50 minutes, (25% of the total mark)

Paper 2

Reading: 1 hour, (25%)

Paper 3

Speaking: 10 minutes, (25%)

Paper 4

Writing: 1 hour, (25%)

•   There are Cambridge exam centres in over 150 countries. We can provide details of those most convenient. You will need to check that your chosen centre can offer the oral exam.

•   All of our IGCSE courses include a number of past exam papers in the final module. These include the most recent paper which can be taken as a mock exam and submitted to your Tutor for assessment and feedback for a modest additional fee.

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Course Fees

The fee for IGCSE German is £645 via instalments. There is a discount of 5% for payment in full reducing the fee to £610. Read more about our fees and discounts, see what our fees include or use our fee calculator to find out the total cost of the courses you select. If you’re not delighted with your course, let us know within 45 days and we’ll refund your course fee (less the cost of the books).

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Tarun has been doing Year 7 and 8 English, Maths and Science with Wolsey Hall. He is enjoying his courses and loves the flexibility the whole homeschooling program brings. He is able to plan his learning at his own pace, and plan his day well to accommodate his other interests of playing the Violin and Piano, reading and playing games. The online material in terms of textbooks, videos, the course plan and support from his tutors is helping him get past his studies with ease. During the peak Covid times when amazon deliveries were stopped the online virtual library of Wolsey was a boon to him as he loves to read.
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Deepali Patel, Secondary Parent

India

I must say enrolling Nicole at Wolsey Hall has been one of the best decisions we ever made. At school, Nicole’s progress remained extremely limited due to lack of support with her learning difficulties. Since being at Wolsey, Nicole’s English has come on leaps and bounds, from her spelling, to grammar, to organisation and formats of essays. The amount of time and support Nicole’s tutors, Pat and Michelle have invested in Nicole has been fantastic. Nicole’s academic knowledge and confidence has soared since being at Wolsey and I am extremely grateful to you all. (Nicole has segmatic pragmatic disorder high functioning autism, as well as suspected dyslexia).
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Michelle Rudge – IGCSE Parent

UK

I have just finished consulting with Michelle about Truman and his studies. She is really an amazing asset to your organization, her ability to understand children really blew me away. She has recommended several methods for us to ensure that Truman enjoys and succeeds in his education through Wolsey Hall. We’re really excited to get started.

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