GERMAN (A Level)
More people speak German as their native language than any other language in Europe, since Germany's 82 million inhabitants make it the most populous European nation. It is also an official language of Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Liechtenstein, making it the most widely spoken language in Europe. It is interesting, fun, intellectually challenging, and a strong knowledge of this language can help an individual to stand out from the crowd.
At A Level, our students are challenged to study the language and German culture in more depth. Focusing on current topics, the girls learn more advanced language skills and gain experience in forming and expressing arguments in a clear, articulate manner. In lessons, they give presentations on different topics, study German literature and films, and also benefit from weekly conversation lessons with one of our native language teachers.
In Year 12 our girls once again get the opportunity to participate in an exchange to Münster, Germany. At this stage, the girls immerse themselves in German life with their host family. Many of our students keep in touch with their exchange partners for years.
The opportunity to teach others is always a wonderful way to develop language skills, and by helping to lead various clubs and activities and taking part in the Foreign Language Leaders programme, our students gain valuable experience which helps to hone their capabilities even further.
We are proud that several students have recently gone on to study German at some of the top universities across the UK, taking with them a wealth of knowledge and skills.