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.

Megan Jones

Megan Jones

German - Nunnery Wood High School
I studied German at high school and was keen to carry it on to A Level. I found that there was a jump from GCSE to A Level but settled in well due to the excellent teaching and resources available. Throughout the two year course we have studied a variety of captivating topics and participated in two trips, which complemented my work greatly. We visited Berlin in the first year, enabling me to gain an insight into the German culture and into the reunification of Germany which we then went on to study in the second year. There is also an opportunity to be part of an exchange to Munich. Alongside German, I study BTEC Business and Law and I feel that all my subjects really complement each other, particularly for the wide and varied career path they provide. After College, I plan to study International Business with Languages (German) at university

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance 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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