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German at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study Modern Foreign Languages?

Studying Modern Foreign Languages at Runshaw means you will be taught by a team of highly experienced A Level teachers. Our teachers are very familiar with exam requirements and are committed to helping you achieve your very best.

You will work mainly in German, allowing you to take your language learning to the next level.

In the most recent college inspection, all our A Level Modern Foreign Language courses were awarded Grade One, indicating that teaching and learning in this subject area is outstanding.

To help you achieve your goals, we offer you:

  • outstanding examination results
  • additional speaking practice in small groups
  • collaboration with partner institutions abroad
  • satellite TV and foreign language DVDs in our language media centre
  • access to on-line language learning resources
  • digital technology in classrooms

What will I study?

Year 1 topic areas are:

  • aspects of society: current trends in the German – speaking world
  • artistic culture in the German – speaking world

Year 2 topic areas are:

  • multiculturalism in the German– speaking world
  • political life in the German– speaking world

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For German specifically, this should include grade B in German AND grade 5 in English/English Language.


How is the course assessed?

External examinations take place at the end of Year 2 and assess competence in the spoken language as well as listening, reading and writing skills.

Future opportunities

Where are you going?

  • Business Manager
  • Civil Servant
  • Interpreter
  • Lawyer
  • Publisher

Further information

Languages combine well with all subjects, but are commonly chosen with:

  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • Law
  • Physical Science students often benefit from language study in view of the increasingly competitive international scientific community
  • Social Sciences


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LAGERMA

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