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German (A Level) at Wath Comprehensive School: A Language College

Course description

You will immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of other countries, opening your eyes to opportunities beyond South Yorkshire. You will develop skills such as confidence, spontaneity, adaptability, resourcefulness and tenacity. You will also learn to embrace challenge! You will better understand not only words, but people, appreciating how identity affects behaviours, developing mutual respect.

In short, the ability to speak and understand other languages will open up a whole new world to you.

“You don’t just learn a language, you fall in love with it”.

Course content

You will study a variety of themes including media and technology, traditional and modern aspects of life, immigration and youth culture.

You will have the opportunity to study a range of films, produced in a variety of different eras and contexts. You will read novels in the target language to develop an appreciation of the sophistication of the language and to also understand them within their cultural and social context.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 (ideally a 7) in GCSE German


Assessment is by examination. There are 3 examinations at the end of Y13:

Paper 1 – listening, reading and writing.

Paper 2: essay paper (film and novel)

Paper 3: speaking examination (independent research project)

Future opportunities

We are proud of the many students who go on to study languages further, often together with subjects such as international business and law. Some choose to work for international companies or teach English abroad.


We have ex-Wath students all over the world!

Further information

We hope to be able to welcome you to our Faculty in September!

We have dedicated and experienced teachers who will work hard to gain you the best possible grade.

We can offer you weekly speaking lessons with our German Foreign Language Assistants. This will ensure your best performance in the oral examination.

We offer a variety of trips to Germany to further improve your language and cultural understanding.


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: 24 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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