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
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.
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|
|German||4||GCSE German at grade 5 or above||GCSE 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).|