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German A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

German is the most widely spoken language in Europe and the language of Britain’s biggest trading partner. It is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world and important in the field of engineering, where Germans are word leaders. Germany has the largest economy in Europe and the fourth largest in the world after the United States, China and Japan. It is the world’s second largest exporter. Germany has a rich and varied culture and speakers of the language are able to enjoy work by visionaries such as Goethe, Nietzsche, Beethoven, Bach, Freud or Einstein in its original form. 68% of all Japanese students study German. What do they know that we don’t?

Entry requirements

Minimum of a grade B in GCSE German.

Future opportunities

German can be studied as a single degree course or combined with virtually any other subject. A number of our former students have gone on to study languages at degree level, often at Russell Group universities and usually in conjunction with other languages, including Portuguese, Russian and Dutch. Anyone choosing to study German at degree level would normally be expected to spend up to a year living and working or studying in a German-speaking country.

A knowledge of one or more foreign languages can be useful in a wide range of careers. For some jobs such as translating, interpreting, lecturing and teaching, language skills are essential. In other professions, including IT, law, finance, journalism and sales the ability to communicate in another language is a major advantage.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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