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German A Level at Cardinal Newman College

Course description

“The limits of my language are the limits of my universe.” (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

100 million people worldwide communicate in German – be one of them! By taking a language like German you are making yourself more employable for the future. German remains an important scientific language and German scientists are world leaders in many aspects of engineering, pharmaceuticals, pollution control and natural resources and German research has brought us inventions that that have revolutionised our world. Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the third largest in the world, meaning that there are plenty of jobs out there that require employees that can speak German. After English it is the biggest language in the internet. Above all it is simply a fascinating language!

Course content

Studying an A Level German will enable you to build on the skills you learned at GCSE and deepen your understanding of the language, culture and society of German speaking countries. In addition you will develop your grammatical knowledge and your spoken fluency further. You will study topics on society, politics and culture.  You will also study a book or film in more depth. You will have the opportunity to participate in foreign exchanges, visits and take part in our vast enrichment programme.

The First Year:

You will learn about family issues, trends & lifestyle, health & well-being, sport, education, careers and pressures of young people.

The Second Year:

You will learn about more social and political themes and the environment. You will also study a film.

Entry requirements

At least two Bs and three Cs including a B in GCSE German.


Exam: 100%

Future opportunities

Almost all our students continue with their language courses at degree level or combine it with a new language or another subject. Students in the past have combined their language with Law or Business, Linguistics, Engineering, History, English and even Maths and Physics. A language increases employability in all fields and fits with all subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman College directly.

Last updated date: 10 August 2016
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