York College

Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance. You should also have a grade 6 in German.


Two years.

What will I study?

Year One

Aspects of German speaking society

  • The changing state of the family: different types of families and relationships
  • The digital world: the uses and dangers of the internet and social networks, the digital society
  • Youth culture: fashion and trends, music, television in German-speaking countries

Artistic culture in the German speaking world

  • Festivals and traditions: their origins, importance, diversity
  • Art and architecture: influence, role and developments past and present
  • Cultural life in Berlin, past and present: history, music, museums, the multicultural city

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: reasons for migration, its benefits and challenges
  • Integration: measures and obstacles to successful integration
  • Racism: origins of racism, those affected by it and measures to counter it

Aspects of political life in the German speaking world

  • Germany and the EU: its role in the EU and the benefit of membership to Germany
  • Politics and Youth: political engagement of young people, their priorities, values and ideals
  • German reunification and the consequences: revolution, culture and identity of the new states

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 which include 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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