Is taking two foreign languages at A Level too much?Watch
However, there are many people who start off with a language knowing full well that they're going to drop it at the end of Year 12 - perhaps an idea could be to do both to AS, then see if you can handle 2 for the full A level? Then it's more flexible for you as a student.
I do Spanish by the way.
Do both if you love languages and you want study them at uni but be prepared to work hard for low grades.
I don't find that French and German are confusing really as they're quite different. Obviously every now and again you will muddle your words a bit but that happens in your mother tongue too!
When speaking exams come around I just make sure I'm organised.
I have a place on a 3 language degree course next year
Obviously this all me personally, if you like the subjects then go for it. It is a lot of work but then all A levels are a lot of work if you're aiming to work to the best of your ability!
I'm chilean and I speak fluent spanish yet only got a B at AS and a french girl in my class got a D in french and she lived in france til she was 11.
Your teachers must be absolutely hopeless. There is no way a native speaker should get anything less than an A if they are aware of the nature of the course and actually try
Before you commit to anything find out what most students get in your school.
But of course if you're not thinking about a degree in languages, then it really is up to you, whether you think you'll enjoy it!
I wouldn't recommend it if you don't have much of an interest in it because you will have to dedicate a lot of your time, but if it's something you are passionate about then go for it.
Get muddled occasionally true, and sometimes you'll find yourself searching for a word in French and the German equivalent can pop into your head, which can be annoying.
Otherwise it makes it easier I think, doing the 2 languages, as as others have pointed out the courses are the same, so often you end up doing similar work in both languages, meaning the second time round it will be that much easier as you've already developed your thoughts on this subject and written essay plans ect.
Oh yeah, essays are an issue, as you have twice as many to do lol, but if you were planning on taking English or Ethics or whatever instead this will make little difference to your work load.
Stands you in good stead if you're applying for a language degree as well (I believe, tho obvs you can still get on a language degree easily with just the one language). Also means you can do a 3 language degree, if you want to continue both French and German and start another one from scratch.
For me, there isn't too much of a problem (less of a problem than there was at AS!). Ofc, I do sometimes add the odd Spanish word when I'm speaking French, or write something French when I'm writing in Spanish. However, I do loooove studying more than one language at A-Level.
Somebody on TSR (Livi) took French, German, Latin and Ancient Greek (I think, it was definitely two modern and two ancient. Try searching for him and sending him a PM.