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    Is it really a huge requirement to take a language at GCSE, what has equal respect and what possible careers will be taken out of the equation if I dont chose one?

    I heard unless you're learning English as a second language it will only improve your income by 2%. In which case most people would be better spending more time on maths and English skills.

    It's not really as big as a deal that most MFL teachers might make it out to be. I think London School of Economics might be one of the only unis in the UK to require a foreign language for entry? (And even then, if you don't have one, they send you off on a nice summer course to learn one.)

    It might give you a bit of a one-up on other candidates, and it is an impressive qualification to have, but don't fret about not having it too much.

    If you're panicking because you have to take it at GCSE - don't. We learn French at our school, and I absolutely despised it all the way up til Year 9, I was horrendous at it. I completely changed my attitude in Year 10 and I'm now acheiving B-A* grades in French coursework and mocks, so if you put the work in, you can totally do it

    A few of my friends found iGCSE french too hard because of the speaking part and dropped it....
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