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    Does anyone here take two languages at A Level? I'm currently deciding on whether to take both German and Russian along with psychology and biology next year. At the moment I study both as well as French at GCSE but I know they get so much harder next year, so I don't know if it's wise to take both. Can anyone help?
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    (Original post by maisielouise)
    Does anyone here take two languages at A Level? I'm currently deciding on whether to take both German and Russian along with psychology and biology next year. At the moment I study both as well as French at GCSE but I know they get so much harder next year, so I don't know if it's wise to take both. Can anyone help?
    First off, welcome to TSR :tsr:
    Since no one's replied:
    I don't do any languages at A-Level, though a couple of my friends do 2. (one does 3 but he's a native speaker in one of them)
    All I can say is, if languages are your thing, and your good at them, I'd say go for it, unless you have a subject lined up to take its place that you're equally interested in.
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    Languages are a BIG step up from GCSE especially in terms of grammar so if you're going to do two be prepared to work twice as hard as people just doing one. I know two people that both do French and Spanish at A level (although one is a native speaker of French), they both end up doing a lot of essays, especially because they do English Lit as their 3rd A level but they both enjoy doing two languages and to be honest I envy them slightly. Biology and psychology require you to learn a lot of content but for me I find that doing French along with biology and psychology gives me a nice balance since you do have to talk a little bit about biology in languages (the environment, medical technology, healthy living, cloning etc) but it's a completely different set of skills and although you do have to learn a lot of grammar and vocabulary it's nice that there isn't any "content" as such to be examined on.

    I'd say, if you really enjoy both languages then do them and if it ends up you're swamped by work just remember you can drop an AS (whether it's a language or otherwise) to lessen to workload. My advice would be to revise your GCSE language grammar over the summer and make sure you know it really well. If you can do that, it's less stress to learn the more difficult tenses after.

    If you have any other questions feel free to ask me
 
 
 

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