Why Study German?

The ability to speak a language is a vital skill in today’s international world. As Germany is our biggest trading partner, there is a need for fluent speakers of the language to promote our industry abroad. You may also simply be interested to know more about Germany, Austria and Switzerland, to find out for yourself about their history, literature, art and films.

Why study German at Worcester Sixth Form College?

  • Interactive lessons involving a wide range of activities in small groups
  • Extensive use of German in the lesson
  • A wide variety of topics are being studied, highlighting social and cultural aspects of contemporary German, Austrian and Swiss speaking society - this includes Film and Literary Studies
  • Weekly one-to one or one-to-two oral lesson with a teacher/native speaker
  • Computers with internet links and listening facilities in the classroom
  • Various Language learning software
  • Data projectors in all rooms
  • Interactive Whiteboard
  • Comprehensive Modern Languages website
  • Trips to local universities for Languages Days
  • Trips to the cinema or any other venue involving German and German culture
  • Extra-curricular activities such as cooking
  • Work placements in Industry using German
  • Trip to Berlin or exchange to Munich, Germany

Progression Opportunities

Many students go on to study a German degree, either single honours or in combination with another language. An increasing number of students study German with another subject, such as Law, Business Studies, History, Politics or even Music and Sciences. Almost any combination is possible!

Fluency in a foreign language will open doors to top universities in the UK and will increase your employment opportunities in Britain, as well as in Germany, Switzerland or Austria and in the rest of Europe.

German Rachel Harrington

Rachel Harrington

German - King Charles I School
I chose German A Level after discovering an interest for languages at GCSE. German complements my other choices, History and Politics, due to the overlapping topic areas. Additionally, the Independent Research Project enabled me to pursue my interest in Politics in a modern foreign language. German challenges me and encourages me to stay aware of European events and differing cultures in German speaking countries. I look forward to studying Politics at University, with the prospect of a year abroad in a German speaking country and afterwards a career in the Civil Service.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification Name Maths GCSE Req. English GCSE Req. Other Req. Desirable Qualifications Skills & Attributes Required for Success Guidance on Costs or Commitments
German4GCSE German at grade 5 or aboveGCSE English Language at grade 5 or above.Willingness to talk freely in the target language. Desire to spend time in a country where target language is spoken.German Exchanges every year. Not compulsory but students should take part (£350- £400 for 8–11 days).

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