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    Background info.
    Currently in Y11, hoping to do medicine at uni, probably Manchester but considering Oxbridge. My definite choices for A Level are Biology, Chemistry and Maths.

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    Which is better as a fourth subject, French or English Language? Assuming I enjoy both and am prepared to put in as much work as needed. I'm talking in terms of the way universities view these subjects. Also, if anyone does A Level French, I'd love to hear how you find it, compared to GCSE.

    Sercond question, i'm thinking of taking further maths, therefore completing my A Level maths in one year and then dropping it, not doing Further Maths itself. How difficult is this? Assuming, again, that I will put 100% effort into it, and that I got an A* in iGCSE Maths (that's my working at and predicted grade.)

    Thanks guys.
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    I think French would be better to have, having an extra language can always come in handy
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    deffo do french.... i mr friend did further maths and he said if you understand and get an A grade in your maths then further maths is not too big of a challenge.



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    Definitely do French. A language is quite highly regarded, particularly by Oxbridge. I did French for GCSE, AS and now A Level. You'll be surprised to find that the actual amount of new vocab you need isn't massive....it's the grammar you need to do the most work on! There is generally a new grammar item each week but it doesn't take too much work to remember it. Then it's just a case of putting it in practice. Overall, AS and A Level French are harder than GCSE, but all of them are harder than they were at GCSE. It's definitely manageable and I find it very rewarding when I can understand or translate a passage because I know the vocab and tenses and grammar!
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    Do it only if you like maths - it makes things easier. Doing Core 1,2,3 and 4 in one year will be quite challenging - not to mention you'll be doing other units too. I've taken the real further maths and I'm sitting C1, C2 and M1 in January on top of my other subjects. Do French if you can because A-level languages quals are highly respected by unis.
 
 
 
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