Award Crest
York College

Entry requirements

A minimum of four grade 5s at GCSE and English Language at grade 4 or above. You should also have a grade 6 in German.

What will I study?

Year One:

Aspects of German speaking society:
The changing state of the family
The digital world
Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television
Artistic culture in the German speaking world:
Festivals and traditions
Art and architecture
Cultural life in Berlin, past and present
You will also study a German language film in the first year.

Year Two:

You will build on the topics studied in Year One and study new topics.

Multiculturalism in German speaking society:
Immigration
Integration
Racism
Aspects of Political Life in the German speaking world:
Germany and the EU
Politics and Youth
German reunification and the consequences

You will also study a German language film and work of literature.

Good course combinations

Students can combine German successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to?

Many students go on to a language related degree course. There are many degree courses offering courses including language study. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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