Cowley Sixth Form Student Wins German Writing Competition

Cowley Sixth Form College Year 12 student, Eve Kelly, has won a prestigious German A-Level writing competition organised by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at King’s College London.

The competition, open to A-Level students across the UK, invited students to submit an original piece of writing in German of about 400-450 words on the topic of climate change.

Entries were judged on both the content and the language.

News of the success was broken to Eve, rather fittingly, during a recent college trip to Stuttgart with the rest of Cowley’s German A-Level students.

Talking about her reasons for entering the competition, Eve explained: “I wanted to enter to be able to express my thoughts on something outside of A-Level whilst using my German, as I really enjoy writing, especially in German.

“German is definitely my favourite subject because of how diverse language learning is and how much you receive from it, like the opportunity to express yourself in a different perspective of language.

“In the future, I want to continue my German learning at university, alongside Mandarin. I would really like to live in Germany and maybe work over there doing translation, teaching or something in publishing.”

As the winning entrant, Eve was invited to a prize-giving ceremony where she received a book token and her essay has been published in the Königspost, the German-language magazine produced by students at King’s College London, which has a wide circulation among university students and language learners across the UK.

Mrs Faulkner, Director of Cowley Sixth Form College, said: “We are incredibly proud of Eve for this achievement. To win a nationwide competition like this is no mean feat, so she has done incredibly well.

“As the only sixth form college in the area to offer A-Level German, it is fantastic to have students like Eve who enjoy the subject and are excelling with it, both inside and outside of college.”

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