Sprechen Sie Deutsch? German: language of Europe. Together with English and French, German is one of the key working languages used by the European Commission. German: language of business. Germany is the UK’s biggest export market outside the US. German: language of culture … of poetry, literature, music, architecture and film. So as well as being fun, and giving you a sense of real achievement, learning to communicate fluently in German can open out many career opportunities to you. Bilborough Sixth Form College offers lessons to build your fluency and confidence, as well as weekly one-to-one conversational practice with our German assistant. We like to think our students are not only learning a language, but acquiring a life-long skill.
To study German at Bilborough, you need a minimum grade C/4 or above in English GCSE, and more importantly, a minimum higher tier grade B/5 in German.
Our links with HE
Many of our students go on to study German at university, either as single honours or alongside another subject. A language combines well with other studies – for example many Science-related degree courses now offer students the opportunity to work in labs overseas. Similarly, some Law courses allow students to take options in European law and pursue placements abroad. Employers will very often value your skills as a former language student.