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Students at the RGS choose to study German at A level for a variety of reasons. Some are interested in gaining fluency in another language in order to increase job opportunities. German is one of the most commonly used languages in business and can be very useful in advancing careers.

Others choose German because of its importance for science and research. German is the second most commonly used scientific language in the world and there are lots of scholarships and awards available that enable researchers to work in German laboratories and research centres. One hundred and fifty-five Nobel Laureates come from German-speaking countries with academic expertise ranging from Physics to Literature.

Germany has the world’s third strongest economy and is the world’s second-largest exporter. Its economic strength equals business opportunities. Multinational businesses such as BMW, Daimler, Siemens, Lufthansa, SAP, Bosch, Infineon, BASF, and many others need international partners.

Students also might be interested in learning German as a means of cultural understanding, in order to travel, and to have meaningful conversations with people from a different country and culture. By studying German at A level, they can read books and plays in the original language, understand the lyrics of famous pieces of music and gain a deeper appreciation of the country’s rich artistic and philosophical heritage.

Whatever your reason for deciding to study a language, we are confident you will find learning German at the RGS an intellectually thrilling and personally enriching experience.