AS Russian and/or Polish

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SpencerJ
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Hello, I am debating if I should do AS Russian and/or Polish as an extra next year. If you have taken these exams can you give me details on them?
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I haven't done AS Polish myself (I don't speak the language), but I know that it's just written exams at A-level (no speaking). The AS is regarded as easy, and a very high proportion of entrants achieve A grades in it but the A2, however, requires a fair bit of preparation in advance though - as there is a lot of literature / film analysis involved, and you might need to purchase some of the books / material the exam board recommends.

I don't know much at all about Russian A-level, other than that it has a mandatory speaking unit, and that this A-level is more popular with (privately educated) British students, so the standard of language that's expected is slightly lower than in A-level Polish.

Polish and Russian though! That's a great combination :awesome: So do you speak both of these languages at home? / Do you speak one of them as your mothertongue language and then went on to learn the other language? / Are you a Western-Ukranian / Slovak who has some familiarity with both? :lol:
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If you're fluent in either language, or both, don't do the A levels in a language you're already fluent in, what's the point? Universities won't really regard it as a proper A level as you're already fluent so it doesn't really count, so it won't really help.

However if you're not fluent in the languages/one of them already, then take it! Polish I imagine would be harder as I imagine more natives take it, thus making the grade boundaries higher, but Russian would be a great A level to have if you're not fluent in it! (I'm sure Polish would be too assuming you're not fluent, but Russian would probably have lower grade boundaries as I imagine it's less taken by just natives).
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