I was wondering if anyone could give me advice in finalizing my opntions for next year. I'm a 15 year old girl and in year 11. I am set to get all A's and A*'s for my GCSE's.
I am wanting to studying next year:
2). Maths Statistics
4). Either Geography or French
I find GCSE French quite easy as I took part in a French exchange, and although I love the language and have a keen intrest in the culture, I am unsure as to how useful the AS would be, as I'd be able to improve my french in other ways out of the classroom (such as taking part in the exchange again).
I hugely regret taking History over Geography for GCSE, as I have a really keen intrest in Geogrpahy and how things work, especially after glancing over an AS text book. The humanities department say that having done History, they would accept me.
Which one do you think I should pick? Any tips from someone who has done/is doing an AS in either French or Geography? I have no firm career dreams, I did alot of work experience for medicine but I'd rather do something more to do with the real world rather than drugs.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this x
Options for 4th AS: Geography or French? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 26-03-2011 17:38
- 26-03-2011 17:42
A Level French is a big jump from GCSE, well in my opinion anyway, so bear that in mind.
I did both A levels and although I preferred French, I found Geography easier.
Just pick whichever one you like best?
- 26-03-2011 17:43
I absolutely love French, and I hope to do it at university, but for your 4th A level I'd recommend Geography, it's much easier
- 26-03-2011 19:20
I'm also in Yr 11, I had a similar dilemma with Drama and Geography, having not taken Drama for GCSE. I couldn't decide and and ended up with taking 5 A-levels (or in other words, the death ). I would go with what you're most passionate about, and what you think would be most relevant, if not your career, then to whatever you would like to do at university. As a friend of mine once said, "I'm definitely not going to need German when I'm older; I want to be a physicist, not a German."
- 26-03-2011 19:41
French AS level isn't easy, but is rewarding and I would recommend it if you have done well at GCSE (I'm doing it at the moment, I got an A* at GCSE and I'm currently working on A/B). That said, I'm currently stressing out over the speaking examination, but you seem pretty confident and the exchange programme must have helped with speaking, so you should do it as it looks good to have studied a language