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Why study German?

A-level language courses provide an exciting opportunity to develop your ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people in our increasingly multilingual global society. You will gain a deeper understanding of world affairs, a better appreciation of other cultures and enjoy the stimulating challenge of studying a language.

The study of languages teaches valuable transferable skills in comprehension and communication, and helps with the transition to sixth form study in other A-level subjects.

What our students say

“No matter what other subjects you choose at A-level, having a language in the mix will always be beneficial as they really do allow you to acquire many essential skills, from problem solving to essay writing, all whilst exploring the culture of another country.”  Megan

“Studying a language at A-level will provide you with analytical and problem-solving skills that you can continue to utilise both in your further education and for the rest of your life.” Aadarsh

“Studying languages has allowed me to do much more than just learn some grammar: from history and culture to literature and film, languages have everything.” Sam

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in German at GCSE.

Potential courses

  • Politics
  • International business
  • Law
  • German
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • History
  • Geography
  • Medicine

Potential careers

  • Teacher
  • Civil service
  • Risk analyst
  • Linguist
  • Translator
  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Journalist
  • Media
  • Public relations
  • Public administration

The A-level course

% of A-levelContent
Paper 140Listening, reading and writing
Paper 230Writing
Paper 330Speaking

Or, if you prefer to chat to someone please call our admissions team. For Senior School call 0113 228 5121 and for Primary School call 0113 228 5113.