When you decide to study German as one of your A-level subjects, you will simply be developing the skills you acquired during your GCSE course. You will continue to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in your chosen language(s), but obviously to a higher level. Everything we offer is there to help you to succeed - from the state-of-the-art language laboratory to a wide range of resources, including lessons with friendly native speakers to help you become more confident speaking the language. Best of all you will find all the staff in the department friendly approachable and helpful. If you don't believe us, just ask our students! Class sizes vary from year to year and language to language but may range from 8 to 16. Students should make full use of modern facilities to enhance their language skills, and also take the opportunity to visit the country.
The highlight of my experience at Carmel so far was my involvement in the German exchange to Stuttgart. During the week that I stayed in Stuttgart I was able to improve my language skills and confidence massively and meet a great group of German students who I will be independently visiting again in the summer.