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German at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

Learning a foreign language is a useful skill in its own right – you are able to communicate with the „natives“ when you are abroad and that is very empowering. However, a language can also complement other subjects, whether science- or arts-based, and this means that you can keep your options open for your future studies. You never know where life will take you – you might want to work abroad one day and knowledge of a language would really help you; also, if you are fairly proficient in one language it is much easier to learn a second, or even a third!

The A-level courses will give you a deeper  understanding of all things German. Not only will you learn more about the mechanics of the language - grammar and vocabulary -  but also about how people live and how they use language in their daily lives. Should there be enough interest we will arrange a trip to Germany during Year 12.

Course content

AS level


  • one topic from each of the following themes:


  1. social issues and trends

  2. political and/or intellectual and/or artistic culture

  • the study of a book or a film

  • grammar appropriate to AS level




  • a further topic from each of the above themes


  • either a second book or a film if book chosen for AS level

  • research into a topic of personal interest to discuss in the speaking exam

  • grammar appropriate to A-level

Entry requirements

An average of 40 QCA points including a B in GCSE German.


AS level: listening, reading, writing and speaking

A-level: listening, reading, writing and speaking, and possibly including an individual research project

Future opportunities

International banking, International law, International fashion design, Journalism, Tourism, Teaching, Translating. According to a CBI (Confederation of British Industry) survey, over 74% of employers are looking for people with foreign language skills and German is becoming increasingly sought after.

Further information

Course Leader:


Janet Cole

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years