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German - A Level at Crompton House CofE Sixth Form

Course description

German is for a new breed of thinkers, artists, journalists and travellers. If you want to be a real player in the 21st century, learning German will give you the edge you need. Keep in mind:

100 million people worldwide communicate in German!

With knowledge of German, you improve your employment opportunities - Germany has the largest economy in the European Union and the fifth largest in the world.

Studying German puts you in high demand. It is a leading language of science, literature, art, philosophy and history.

Course content

Studying German at A Level will give you every opportunity to:

• Develop the knowledge and skills you acquired at GSCE Level and therefore use

German in a wide range of contexts

• Gain a useful insight into another culture and reflect on various aspects of contemporary society

• Enhance your employment prospects, facilitate your foreign travel and have the enjoyment of using your linguistic skills

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Sixth Form is an average of grade C overall in all subjects

English Language GCSE grade C

Recommended German GCSE grade B


Exam based assessment

Future opportunities

Languages are universally useful and you can combine German with any subject. Learning a foreign language improves your skills of analysis and interpretation and this can complement all your studies. As more and more companies work closely with businesses in other countries many kinds of workers will be needed who can communicate in different languages and understand other cultures. No matter what career you choose, if you have learned a second language, you will have a real advantage.

You can use your language knowledge in many areas of employment. You can study German at degree level and many university programmes teach languages in conjunction with other subjects. You could even decide to study abroad in a German speaking country for a summer, a term or maybe for a year. When you study a language, you learn about how to learn a language, so acquiring the next one will be even easier.

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: 18 May 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years