ADLS Language




Modern Standard Arabic

Course type: Pearson-Edexcel GCSE 9-1 (2017).

Level 2: Foundation and Higher tiers.

Venue: GCSE Arabic Online, Home, School, Centre.

Start: Flexible.

Registration: Free.

Placement fee: Free.

Course duration: Dependent on circumstances, normally 1- years.

Tutor: Registered and experienced.


1. Initial course assessment (optional).

2. Ongoing testing throughout duration of course.

3. End of course assessment is by final examination. Awarding body: Pearson-Edexcel.


Level: Pre-GCSE/KS3 Arabic.

Ideally 1-2 years preparation, depending on nature of previous study.

2017 Spec GCSE Weighing

25% between each paper – Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.

Higher tier up to grade 9.

Foundation tier up to grade 5.


1. Identity and Culture

2. Local area, holiday and travel

3. School

4. Future aspirations, study and work

5. International and global dimension

GCSE Arabic is an intermediate level course and requires an assessment prior to starting, unless you can provide evidence of suitable study.

You can take a 1:1 assessment with our GCSE Arabic online tutor, or a self assessment. 

Arabic GCSE Online

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Want to know more?

Can I complete the GCSE Arabic course in 1 year or less?

  • Yes, if you have a good background in Arabic, and can handle the exercises during lessons.

Is being able to read the Quran good preparation for the foundation or higher tier exam?

  • If you have studied Quranic Arabic beyond reading and Tajweed, such as grammar, then yes, otherwise you will need to invest more time in the study of Arabic.

Is the foundation tier easier than the higher Arabic exam?

  • The main difference is in the duration of each skill, and amount of vocabulary. The foundation tier is not as long as the higher tier. This does not mean that the foundation tier is going to be easy for everyone. It all depends on how well you handle each skill.