DELE as subtitute for A Level Spanish Watch

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Hi everybody,
Modern languages is one of the degrees I'm considering. However, due to some problems, I am currently not doing an A Level Spanish. I planned to self teach myself and apply for the exams as an external candidate, but because of:
a) I'm not sure if I am going to continue my higher education in the UK ( :rolleyes: 9000 pounds and I'm still not certain if I'm eligible to pay this EU fee)
b) DELE is widely recognised and doing it would save me a lot of time and money (as you only take one exam)
Doing DELE clearly is more beneficial for me but I still very much want to go to Oxbridge and other prestigious UK universities.
So can somebody please tell me if universities (especially the top ones) accept DELE? Should I do A-Level instead?

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It really depends on the uni and what other qualifications you'll be applying with. Obviously most universities work off A Level (or equivalent European school leaving exam) results, but there is always the bit where they'll show "discretion" for alternative qualifications. However, A Levels are the safe option if your wanting to do university study here!

And again, your personal situation or reasons for not doing Spanish A Level could make a difference to your application.

Your best bet is to email the admissions tutors for the programmes that interest you and see what they say about it, as there really is no set rule.

For example, Newcastle Uni accepts JLPT (the Japanese equivalent of DELE), but the JLPT result is often in addition to the 3 A-Level offer and is used to allow students to skip a semester or year of study instead of joining the beginner's class.

Good luck, and sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
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(Original post by sophia5892)
It really depends on the uni and what other qualifications you'll be applying with. Obviously most universities work off A Level (or equivalent European school leaving exam) results, but there is always the bit where they'll show "discretion" for alternative qualifications. However, A Levels are the safe option if your wanting to do university study here!

And again, your personal situation or reasons for not doing Spanish A Level could make a difference to your application.

Your best bet is to email the admissions tutors for the programmes that interest you and see what they say about it, as there really is no set rule.

For example, Newcastle Uni accepts JLPT (the Japanese equivalent of DELE), but the JLPT result is often in addition to the 3 A-Level offer and is used to allow students to skip a semester or year of study instead of joining the beginner's class.

Good luck, and sorry I couldn't be more helpful!
Thank you for replying! I really appreciate it I just sent a few universities an email, still waiting for the answer though.

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