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German A Level at St Anselm's College

Course description

The course will focus on a wide range of topics; The Development of German Society, Political and Artistic Culture in the German Speaking World, Immigration and the Multicultural German Society, The Reunification of Germany, a German film and a work of German literature. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a German exchange with our partner school, St. Ursula’s in Geilenkirchen.

Entry requirements

You should have GCSE Grade B or above. German can be combined with any arts subject, but also with mathematics and/or sciences. At University, German can be studied as a single degree or combined with most other subjects.


There will be three exams (two on paper, one that is speaking). You will answer comprehension questions about audio and written material, translate short texts and write short essays about film and literature. In speaking, you will give a short presentation about a topic of your choice, which will lead into a longer discussion.

Future opportunities

There are more native speakers of German in Europe than any other language. Germany is Europe’s largest economy, the UK’s largest foreign language trading partner and a worldwide centre of technological innovation, manufacturing excellence, sporting achievement and cultural and gastronomical quality. German speakers are currently more in demand in the UK economy than any other language.
Competence in a foreign language is an asset in almost any career, opening doors for trips abroad and therefore making careers more interesting. As a German specialist, you can use German in teaching and in interpreting and translating in industry, the legal profession, the civil service, banking, engineering or journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Anselm's College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 1-2 years