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So,my friend will be doing A-level in Polish with me and other people but as she decided to go year 10 ,although she should be in year 11 she didn't do GCSE before.
My question is : When applying to collage/sixth form or evn uni does it matter whether you have GCSE,A-level or both in an extra language-mother language?
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(Original post by obsessedstormer)
So,my friend will be doing A-level in Polish with me and other people but as she decided to go year 10 ,although she should be in year 11 she didn't do GCSE before.
My question is : When applying to collage/sixth form or evn uni does it matter whether you have GCSE,A-level or both in an extra language-mother language?
By 'does it matter' do you mean will it be a benefit? As you'll presumably A* it, it certainly won't do any harm!
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It will depend on what you want to apply for and where but many universities will not credit an A level in a mother tongue language when making an offer.


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I have a friend who did A-level Urdu and it was really beneficial for her because it was the one subject she didn't need to revise for as it's her first language. So if you have the chance to, just do it! It's an easy way of gaining UCAS points.
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Does it matter? There are no real negatives..... unless it for some reason takes a huge amount of your time.

Some uni's will just give their standard AAB offer. Others will state something like AAB in any of the following subjects: Maths, business, chemistry (basically they ignore your Polish A level since it will just be an easy A/A*)
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(Original post by Jkizer)
Does it matter? There are no real negatives..... unless it for some reason takes a huge amount of your time.

Some uni's will just give their standard AAB offer. Others will state something like AAB in any of the following subjects: Maths, business, chemistry (basically they ignore your Polish A level since it will just be an easy A/A*)
There is nothing "easy" about the Polish A2 - you should see the spec. Those comparative literature essays, among other things, scared my friend out of taking the qualification! (she was fluent and had lived in Poland up to age 15) :eek:
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(Original post by obsessedstormer)
So,my friend will be doing A-level in Polish with me and other people but as she decided to go year 10 ,although she should be in year 11 she didn't do GCSE before.
My question is : When applying to collage/sixth form or evn uni does it matter whether you have GCSE,A-level or both in an extra language-mother language?
To be honest i dont think it matters but it will look good on your profile.
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By 'does it matter' do you mean will it be a benefit? As you'll presumably A* it, it certainly won't do any harm!
Yeah, kind off. I'm just unsure about my friend cuz she did a Polish equivelant exam to GCSE but in Polish as the first language.
Sorry,if this doesn't make sense.
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Im Dutch originally, and i did a GCSE in Dutch (got an A*), but now that im doing AS levles, especially with the very science/maths related subjects that im doing, would it still be beneficial for me to do Dutch as an AS level? Id have to go over the grammar etc as although i am pretty much a fluent Dutch speaker, my writing skills are rather lacking; due to not having to write any Dutch.
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