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Wymondham High Academy

A Level German

Course Information

It is said that Germany is the country of poets and thinkers – Das Land der Dichter und Denker. Think Goethe, Kant, Nietzsche, Kafka, and Einstein; and of course also the country of great composers too, such as Bach and Beethoven. German is the most widely spoken first language in Europe and spoken across the continent; in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, and even northern Italy.

Germany has undergone seismic changes over the last century and you are guaranteed a fascinating insight into the country which sits at the heart of Europe. Discover more about how German and English share the same linguistic roots and by the end of the course you should be able to converse fairly easily, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of Germany’s distinctive culture and history.

Career opportunities

The ability to speak German provides a real competitive advantage in the global employment market, with opportunities in business and science. Germany is the third strongest economy in the world, the UK’s most important trading partner, a leading country in the sphere of science as well as third largest contributor to research and development, making German also the second most commonly used scientific language. Furthermore, tourists from German-speaking countries travel far and wide, and are the world’s biggest spenders when on holiday.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 6 in GCSE German. Specification Code: AQA German: 7662