A Level Geography/FrenchWatch
I've just finished my GCSE's (Well one Media exam left...) and am consider my options for A Level, I've decided on:
But I'm undecided about my final options. I originally chose French, but Geography is tempting me. I enjoy both.
Does anyone have any advice on either subjects? Or how you found one/both of them?
u have to work harder in french to get a good grade but i still wouldnt go back, french was my best subject, it was loads of fun and opens loads of doors.
ul find it easier to learn other languages after as well
If I get an A I'll definetly do French, if it's a B then we'll see...particularly as I hope to get an A in Geography.
Just weird now that it's nearly all over I can't do anything about it...and have so long to wait for the results.
do french! even if u get a b!
plus as year is sinch - jus learn loads bout the country.im rubbish at written - grammar etc,but was enthusiastic so got an A. tis gr8!
I was told though that the step up is quite big, with grammar having to be very good etc? I know it's a lot more about the culture but by what you say the step up isn't massive? My careers adviser also said it was a very hard option...
You don't know how Law is do you?
but yeh do french, it is a handful but definitely doable (if i can do it - u can) specially since u do engli lit like me, its all bout bein creative open to ideas etc. and seriously dont worry bout the grammar - trust me its all that enthusiasm and vague knowledge bout france which ull get loads of info for!
bonne chance xxxx
Law a-level is pointless and doesnt advantage you at all for getting into a law degree
The more you practise the easier you'll find it.
A-level geography is wonderfully easy, if you are taking a bunch of "hard" subjects it might be a welcome respite
At A2, the Geography doesn't get any more difficult, it is the type of answer that they are looking for that does.
AS is very structured, similar to GCSE, A2 however expects essay style answers, and more value is put on Quality of Written Communication.
My unregistered collegue tells the truth though, if you want a respite from some of the more tougher subjects, most of which can be identified by their use of an equals sign, then take Geography.
But i have heard from ppl who got a similar grade to me (A) in french that A-level french is tough and takes up a helluva lot of time, and if ure a lazy gimp like me that means it aint an option! But saying that - they all worked hard and last year got A's and B's in French!
If you get the choice, do the coursework at A2, not the Literature. Unless you really really really love French Literature, and writing essays about things that you wouldn't know how to answer in English, don't do it. It's pants and a waste of a year, and doing the coursework will help your oral.
The grammar is a harder than at GCSE, but there aren't any set bits you have to use, like avant de and apres avoir. Plus you go always go back to them at different points during the course.
Do French - it's superfantasticlovelyjubbly.
I've finished all my GCSE exams now, and have decided to drop Law and taken Geography instead next year. Going into school to change it tomorrow. Although Law might be interesting I enjoy Geography, and I have no real interest in becoming a lawyer.
So looks like its: