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    I am in year 11 and I need to make my A-level choices by Wednesday. I am definitely going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Critical Thinking (compulsory) and I would like to go into either medicine or biology at university. I am predicted A*s for both ICT and Spanish but I am undecided on which to choose.

    I only like half of the ICT work I've done because it was so boring (making a children's book and a sweetshop in year 10) but the work I have done this year has been quite fun (making a business become computer based). I have always liked Spanish because I love learning the language but I find some aspects incredibly hard and I don't know if I would be able to cope at A-level. For computing I have seen that there is a lot of programming involved which I think I would enjoy.

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    I think if you find spanish hard at gcse do not go any further. A level spanish is hard work.
    On the other hand spanish is highly regarded at uni.
    Are you doing any other languages at GCSE?
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    Spanish is more respected than computing, but to be honest that shouldn't sway your decision too much. You've got to actually like the subject

    source: http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=604
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    Spanish would be better I think.
    Though which aspects do you find hard? To be honest I knew only two tenses at the end of Y11 for French and German, and I did well last year.
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    i definetly think spanish is more prestigous that computing...however as an Alevel studentt i know the load can get pretty tough....iv heard that a language, history or physics are the hardest subject...

    also remember that spanish opens up a hell of alot more roots than computing does...being able to speak another language always boosts up pay in the field of work


    so if it were me id take spnaish
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    Spanish is extremely useful to know and will probably be more beneficial to learn than I.T (at A-level, anyway.) Plus, like you said languages are undoubtedly enjoyable to learn.

    I found French tricky at GCSE but I'm at A2 now and getting by quite nicely. A language requires a substantial amount of effort to get a good grade, obviously, but it is definitely worthwhile. Even if you found it too much at AS level, considering you're interested in medicine/biology anyway you can always drop Spanish after the first year and carry on with your other subjects.
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    Computing IS ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. Take something harder and less boring. ie Chemistry.


    In your case Spanish
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    (Original post by Duckzilla)
    I am definitely going to take Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Critical Thinking (compulsory) and I would like to go into either medicine or biology at university. I am predicted A*s for both ICT and Spanish but I am undecided on which to choose.
    I would choose spanish as it would undoubtedly prove useful in life (especially as its a popular language) and also, languages are well respected. You could also drop this subject at AS and then future employers would know you have a good knowledge of the subject but you wouldn't be tied down to it for too long
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    (Original post by FranticMind)
    Computing IS ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. Take something harder and less boring. ie Chemistry.


    In your case Spanish
    Had you read my post you would know that I said I am definitely taking Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
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    (Original post by Duckzilla)
    Had you read my post you would know that I said I am definitely taking Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
    Thats why I said 'in your case' I used Chemistry as a reference because I wish that I had taken that instead of computing.
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    Maybe try Spanish?

    I would.
 
 
 
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