Deutsch in der Oberstufe. Oberstufenwahlabend.
"There is a tendency to think, \'Well everybody else speaks English\', but big companies in this country value a MFL qualification very highly, for two reasons. Firstly, it helps to make better contact with their customers and, secondly, it demonstrates you have a practical resilience in these types of skills and an academic ability and perseverance."
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More Reasons to visit Germany…
In both AS and A2 courses, students are tested in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
The difference from GCSE is that all skills have to be demonstrated in real-life situations, e.g. responding to a radio show, reading a newspaper article, writing a film review, debating current affairs, discussing poetry, etc.
And two cultural topics:
The Goethe Institute, the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) Curzon Soho, the BFI and the Duke of York in Brighton often have German film screenings.
We also visit London theatres, including the Almeida, the Donmar Warehouse and the Bridewell and National Theatres.
There is a biennial German Sixth Form trip to Dresden, Weimar and Berlin. Its aim is to experience Germany and its infinite cultural potential in a more leisurely atmosphere. It involves a tour of the former Stasi prison in Berlin, a visit to the European City of Culture in Weimar and a day’s hiking in the SächsischeSchweiz.
We encourage you to improve their language in their own time, e.g. in the summer holidays as well.
We can help you to find the right place in Germany to do so, and support your expenses with travel grants.
We encourage Fifth Formers to already plan for the coming summer holidays!
Many students of German A level go on to study German at Oxford or Cambridge.
On the other hand, studying German provides the great opportunity to study at one of Germany’s great universities (many of them for free!).