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.


Matthew Hanson

German - Nunnery Wood High School
Since choosing German in year 7, I have always been fascinated by German and modern foreign languages. Studying a language helps increase social skills and allows me to connect with people who you would not be able to otherwise. It is also a challenging subject because of different grammar aspects but in my opinion this also adds to the fun. Picking German as a subject will also enable you to do an exchange, an experience I would highly recommend as I did it in March 2023. In addition, I also chose Geography and Computer Science. For further education, I plan to go to Aberystwyth University to study advanced German and beginner Spanish, in this course there will be a year abroad, which is a great opportunity to assimilate with the language of you picked, with sixth form and university are the best places to either learn a new language or improve on one from high school.

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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