25th October 2019
We recently caught up with second year student Maddie Stubbs, who told us all about her incredible summer trip to Germany!
Maddie, who studies a timetable of A-level German, Biology, Chemistry and the Goethe-Zertifikat, travelled to Eastern Germany along with peer Monica Nguyen this summer and stayed for three weeks. Whilst there, she took part in lessons at a school, went to a local university for the day and enjoyed the culture surrounding her. The trip was through Jugendkurs, a Goethe-Institute initiative; the pair were lucky enough to secure a scholarship and was sponsored for their trip!
The determined teen looks to study Medicine at University next year, and went on to tell us how language learning has played a huge role in her UCAS application.
"I think languages are hugely important and are a fantastic subject to study if you are considering a career in medicine. I found I could talk about so many skills in my personal statement, many of which I developed through my studies of German. Languages are sciences together provide such rounded skills, I’d really recommend the combination!"