At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5 including English and Maths at a grade 4 or above. A 4 or above in Sciences is preferred.
Why Should You Take This Course?
Language skills are highly valued by employers. German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world and Germany is the third 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: two written papers and a speaking exam.
Are there any special expenses?
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, or History.
At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including English plus a grade 6 or equivalent in German.
If you wish to apply for 2023-24 academic year, please complete the online application form.