German A Level (Eduqas) at Stroud High School
It is now commonplace for proficiency in languages to be sought among employers. More and more professions require you to work in a multilingual environmant and there are few companies who do not have customers, if not branches, abroad. Just have a look at some higher education prospectuses and you will see how many of them combine science, ICT, engineering, management and business studies with languages.
Consider the advantages you will have is you have the ability to speak another language, coupled with a sound understanding of the politics and culture of the country or countries concerned. Not just travel companies, but also business, finance, technology, media, creative and science-based professions are all increasingly looking for graduates who can offer a range of skills including language proficiency.
German is the smart choice. Leaving aside the exciting opportunities to live and work in a German-speaking country, the CBI, the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, considers German to be one of the most useful foreign languages for organisations in the UK.
Topics and Themes:
Social issues and trends
Families and citizenship
Youth trends and personal identity
Education and employment opportunities
Being a young person in German-speaking society
Political, intellectual and artistic culture
Understanding the German-speaking world
Regional culture and heritage in Germany, German-speaking countries and communities
Media, art, film and music in the German-speaking world
Students will also study one film and one book.
Students are required to achieve at least a Grade B at GCSE level German.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stroud High School directly.