The course will enable you to develop a deeper understanding of German language and culture and to build on the German language skills you acquired at GCSE level. Our students are encouraged to develop their enthusiasm for language learning and to communicate confidently in German. As well as the language skills, the course helps you to develop independent learning and study skills. The course covers many contemporary topic areas such as people and society, healthy living, leisure and sport, education, work and technology - all within a German context.
German combines well with any other subject on the curriculum as it is a skills-based qualification. You will have regular practice with a native speaker outside the normal subject sessions. To be successful in German, you will need to be committed and interested in the way the language works as well as in the culture and life of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. You will have the opportunity to form a link with a student from a German school.
Success at AS level enables you to progress to the full A level qualification (subject to viable group sizes). This will be an excellent preparation for study in higher education, as well as an invaluable asset in a job in business, law, finance, tourism, education,
science and the arts. Employers are increasingly looking for people who can communicate and who are open to other ways of thinking, and this course will help you to develop these skills to the full.