Herzlich Willkommen! Learning a new language requires patience, hard work and acceptance that mistakes are inevitable – and German is no exception. It is, however, one of the most valuable skills you can hope to acquire during your lifetime.
We help students acquire a sound knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary relevant to their interests and ability, enabling them to communicate accurately, imaginatively and with ease. Students develop transferable skills such as analysis, clarity of expression and argument. We enhance memory and the drawing of inferences, as well as giving students the opportunity to work independently and in groups.
9–7 at GCSE 2023
9–8 at GCSE 2023
A*–A at A level 2023
Students from all years are invited to participate in various language competitions run by Lancaster University, University College London as well as the prestigious Oxford German Olympiad run by the University of Oxford.
Students can also take part in craft and cookery sessions, webinars with students from across the UK and Germany tackling topics such as climate change and sustainability as well as interactive poetry sessions, film evenings and visiting theatre productions in German.
In Year 10, students have the opportunity, together with students from Abingdon School, to take part in a German exchange attending a co-educational German school in Bielefeld. The exchange provides an opportunity not only to improve language skills but to immerse oneself in the culture of the region.