Course overview

It is estimated that 170 million people speak German around the world and half of these speak it as a second language. Germany is an economic leader within the EU and ranks as one of the largest economies worldwide. Germany has a blemished history but a colourful cultural legacy making this a fascinating language to study.

What will I study?

You will learn an interesting spectrum of social, intellectual, historical and political cultural themes throughout the course across four defining themes and study both a film and piece of literature. You will be asked to undertake a research piece into an area of personal interest in Germany to further develop your cultural awareness.

The first is being a young person in the Germany, where you look at family structures, friendships and relationships, the trends of the youth and the issues surrounding these and the educational and employment opportunities for the youth in Germany. The second theme looks at understanding the German speaking world, through the regional and cultural heritage, literature, art, music and film. The third theme is diversity and difference where you will cover migration and integration, cultural identity, discrimination and diversity. Finally, you will look into the political history of Germany from the 1989 onwards researching into the making of modern Germany.

Trips, visits and enrichments

  • Student exchange programme to Germany
  • Become a language ambassador and teach Germany to local primary school children
  • Learn other languages through our enrichment programme

What can it lead to?

Many students go on to study languages at university but the knowledge gained combines will to go onto study a range of courses and leads into many different career options. Being fluent in a second language is often highly respected in the business world.

Special entry requirements

GCSE grade 6 in German.

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Next event:

Year 12 consultation evening (o-z) 5.30-8.30 5:30pm on 22nd January 2018

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