Why choose 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.
Resources & Facilities
- Large computer room
- Computers with internet links and listening facilities
- Various Language learning software
- Data projectors in all rooms
- Interactive Whiteboard
- Comprehensive Modern Languages website
Teaching and Learning Styles
- Extensive use of German in the lesson
- A wide variety of subjects and aspects of contemporary society
- Weekly oral lesson
Students are encouraged to take part in both exchanges to Berlin and
Munich which are offered during their two-year course.
The A Level will be assessed by external exams, in reading, listening,
speaking and writing skills. Both the first and second year include options
in Cultural Studies.
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!
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 avove||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 (£290-£350 for 8-11 days).|