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    Hi all,

    I think I've decided upon 3 of my 4 A Level choices (going next year, eek!). There's only one college near me that I can attend, and their language choices aren't exactly varied: it's basically French, German and Spanish. All of these options are only available if you've got the language as one of your GCSEs.

    I've already decided upon A Level French; however, my question is: could I take a language without the GCSE? For example, Polish or Italian or Russian - languages that are rarely offered at school. I can pick up languages fairly quickly, but would I be made to spend an extra year in college to take the GCSE in the language and then take the A Level?
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    You'd need to ask the college to see what they say - they may have a policy that you can do it, as they're not really offered in most schools, however they may want you to have at least the basics already covered.
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    Hi all,

    I think I've decided upon 3 of my 4 A Level choices (going next year, eek!). There's only one college near me that I can attend, and their language choices aren't exactly varied: it's basically French, German and Spanish. All of these options are only available if you've got the language as one of your GCSEs.

    I've already decided upon A Level French; however, my question is: could I take a language without the GCSE? For example, Polish or Italian or Russian - languages that are rarely offered at school. I can pick up languages fairly quickly, but would I be made to spend an extra year in college to take the GCSE in the language and then take the A Level?
    If you wanted to go straight to the A-Level you'd need a fairly good grasp of the vocabulary and grammar of the language. Otherwise you'd struggle.
 
 
 

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