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Should I quit latin? (it will add a C to my predicted 11 A*) watch

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    Hey,

    Some people on TSR have brought this up, which got me thinking so I thought I'd make a thread. Thing is I have been doing Latin as an after school club for a GCSE short course which takes up a quite a lot time, but I still only have it for an hour a week (excluding hw), and am predicted a C.

    (I am predicted 11 A* and 2 As otherwise)

    I enjoy it, but it is a lot of work and I was wondering if it would bring down my UCAS and things later on? (I really want to do English at Oxford later) Would it be better just to drop it.? I do have fun, don't get me wrong - just wondering if you thought I should stop so I can put the effort into my other studies? oh! I don't know? How much impact do you think it will have on my grades?
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    It would not make any difference you got 11A*.

    Universities wouldn't care unless you apply for Classics.

    Don't worry ~

    Note: If you think it WILL impact on your grades then drop it if you like, you don't need it.
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    11A* is fine. Don't drop Latin, you say yourself you enjoy it, and an extra GCSE is always good.
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    If you think it will impact on your other grades then probably. If you can keep up with the work in everything else then it isn't so much of a problem - besides, if it's a short course then it's only half a grade isn't it?
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    Personally I'd prefer to not have the C as you have to disclose it on applications and things but thats my personal preference and I know people will disagree as this is a question that has come up alot before and most people say its better to have the extra GCSE which is a fair point I suppose.
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    As logn as it isn't impacting any of your other GCSEs in terms of workload I would keep it on! With 11A*s they aren't going to mind the C, especially if its a short course. Like someone has said- you don't want to apply for Classics so it doesn't matter.
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    I would drop it.
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    I highly doubt it would make much of a difference either way to be honest.
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    1) It's only a short course, so Oxbridge won't even count it.

    2) It's only a predicted grade.

    You like it? Keep doing it!
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    I'd advise dropping it. Getting a C in a GCSE wouldn't look good.
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    Predicted grades are just useless, I was predicted plenty of C's and I didn't get a single one in the actual exam period.

    Stick with it seeing as you enjoy it
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    Yeah, I was predicted Cs for my GCSEs. Lol, predicted grades are rubbish, you'll get more if you try.
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    As someone already said, this is only a PREDICTED grade so means nothing.
    I don't see why you couldn't work really hard to get an A* in Latin too. This is what I had to do for my Chinese GCSE as we had barely been taught anything at all - without doing my own work and actually teaching myself the specification I would not have got an A*; I would have probably got a C/D.
    You can put the effort into all of your studies anyway.
    And yes, Oxbridge don't care about short courses GCSEs anyway - Cambridge rule them out of their process for giving scores to applicants' GCSE grades.
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    I did it at GCSE and got a C which was my lowest grade but I don't really care because the times I had with my classmates were hilarious and I wouldn't change that for the world.
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)

    I am predicted 11 A* and 2 A* otherwise
    Its starting to get annoying when people say they have x no. of A* PREDICTIONS You haven't achieve them yet, you should just try and better yourself.
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    (Original post by BookWormShanti)
    Hey,

    (I am predicted 11 A* and 2 A* otherwise)

    I enjoy it, but it is a lot of work and I was wondering if it would bring down my UCAS and things later on? (I really want to do English at Oxford later) Would it be better just to drop it.? I do have fun, don't get me wrong - just wondering if you thought I should stop so I can put the effort into my other studies? oh! I don't know? How much impact do you think it will have on my grades?
    I'm thinking you mean 11 A*s and 2As there. That's a pretty awesome set of grades so, no, a C in Latin (which is a challenging course in itself so I'm told) won't matter very much. Especially if it's an extra.

    I'd point you to the grades in my spoiler- does the B bother me? No. And if a university rejected me specifically because I had a B in one subject (and at GCSE level!) then, frankly, I'd think it rather ridiculous. The same would go for your C in Latin, if you got your predicted grades.
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    Don't quit Latin. It is a good GCSE to have even if it might only be a grade C which in my opinion is still good.
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    Latin's dead mate
    It's like taking up astrology or religious studies
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    I spent the whole two years of Latin GCSE getting Cs and Ds on my tests. Over the four exams at the end, I dropped a total of 10 marks. I really wouldn't worry about predicted grades, just work hard when it comes to the exams. Plus, Latin exams are pretty easy.
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    I think you should quit. I had Latin at school and it was a nightmare.
 
 
 

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