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What’s it all about?

In studying German A Level, students will learn to communicate fluently in the language both orally and in writing. Reading and listening to authentic material will enable students to develop their comprehension skills and to widen their knowledge of the culture. A development of grammatical knowledge throughout the course will enable students to express themselves more accurately, fluently and with more complexity. Topics, literary texts and films relevant to the country/countries where the language is spoken will be studied.

Bradenburg gate in Germany.

What skills will I need to be successful?

An enjoyment of the language at GCSE. A desire to become fluent and develop linguistic and cultural knowledge. An ability to take risks and be naturally inquisitive. A willingness to be rigorous in learning and very accurate in application of knowledge.

Where can it take me in the future?

Linguists are increasingly in demand in many sectors of industry. A degree purely in languages / linguistics / European Studies, leading to a wide variety of careers including, but not limited to, translation, interpreting, teaching, publishing, journalism and marketing may be considered. A language can also be combined with most subjects at higher education level, for example law, international relations, politics, media, business or sciences.