At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including English plus a grade 6 or equivalent in German. Fast track A Level in one year is available for native or near native speakers.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Language skills are most sort after by employers. German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world and Germany is the 3rd largest contributor in the world to research and development.
You will study a range of stimulating and challenging topics which will enable you to express yourself confidently and fluently in German, as well as deepening your understanding of German speaking culture. You will study technological and social change, the challenges of living in a multicultural society as well as aspects of German culture such as festivals and traditions, music, film and fashion.
You will learn how Germany’s political landscape has changed and discuss the issues and influences that are still shaping its political landscape today. You will have the opportunity to study a German film and literary text, as well as carry out an independent research project of your choice to present in the speaking exam.
Lessons are varied and interactive with lots of conversation practice and class debates as well as grammar and translation exercises which will allow you to accurately express your own ideas and opinions.
How will I be assessed?
You will sit three exams, consisting of two written papers and a speaking exam.
Are there any special expenses?
A good bilingual dictionary and a self-study A Level grammar book to supplement your learning at home.
What could I do next?
German allows access to a wide range of degree courses and professions. You can study German either as a single subject degree or in combination with another subject such as European Studies, Business Studies, Marketing, Law, Politics, History.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.