German is the most spoken language in the European Union and its the tenth most widely-spoken language in the world. Not only does the German language provide you with access to German culture, including its music and arts, but it opens up potential business and career opportunities too, particularly in the business, travel and tourism sector.
If you plan to continue studying beyond A Level, whether you take German or not, having a base knowledge of the language will provide you with opportunities to take a gap year abroad in any of the German-speaking countries. Before embarking on a university career, many students choose to work abroad in German summer camps, or simply travel around the country. The knowledge and understanding that you’ll gain from studying A Level German will certainly come in useful in these instances.
Germany is the world’s largest exporter of goods, including vehicles, chemical products, and metals. If you have your sights set on a career that involves international export of any kind, then being able to speak German will certainly be an advantage. Germany is also currently, the USA’s largest trading partner. Many British and American companies conduct business in German-speaking countries. Germany is the sixth largest exporter of American-made products. So, if you plan to have a career with an international company, then you’re a A Level German will be useful.