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    Ok random question I know.
    I speak Spanish to an advanced level and I want to use it for my application to Uni, but I don't have any proof on paper. If I did a language test by the official organization of Spanish Language, it still wouldn't be worth anything to any Universities.

    So I was just wondering if it's possible to maybe study what would be on the exam of a Spanish A Level and just take the exam?
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    I believe so, my friend is fluent in German and she did her GCSE and As in it without lessons or anything, but now all language exams have controlled assessment ( or at least all the boards i know) so you may have to do bits in school so that you could take the exam. have you taken a GCSE in it?
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    Of course you can, you just need to find an assessment center willing to take you on to sit the exam(s)
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    (Original post by chocomalbom)
    Ok random question I know.
    I speak Spanish to an advanced level and I want to use it for my application to Uni, but I don't have any proof on paper. If I did a language test by the official organization of Spanish Language, it still wouldn't be worth anything to any Universities.

    So I was just wondering if it's possible to maybe study what would be on the exam of a Spanish A Level and just take the exam?
    Yes you just need to find an exam centre (=any secondary school or college) willing to accept you as a private candidate to sit the orals and take the exams. A level Spanish is offered by all 5 exam boards, and I don't expect there's a massive difference between them (though AQA may involve having to read some Spanish Literature and OCR probably won't) so you are probably better off finding a centre willing to accept you and then using the board they use. If you look at one of the exam boards' websites and search on 'private candidate' you will find a load of advice.
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    Just make sure you know your stuff before going in! I have a friend from Peru who took his Spanish AS in Year 9 and got a B or a C I think, simply because he couldn't talk about the topics like drugs and wasn't familiar with writing. He's retaking it with our class in Year 12, still without lessons but he's made sure his knowledge has improved before he does it.
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    Is it possible to do only 3 subjects in A levels and not do AS level and get a place in a university cause I think doing both takes two years as I am an adult student I do not want to spend two more years.
 
 
 
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