OliverBeaumontt
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I am really stuck on my last option for my GCSE's the subjects that I will be choosing are
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- P.E (doesn't take up an option)
but what I am stuck on is wether I should pick French or computing, I know French will get me my Ebacc but is that really that useful but computing is what will help in this day and age.
what should I pick?
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French.
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Alot of people in my Year Group picked Computing for some reason.
Since I do French in my opinion it's hell. The Listening exams make you feel hopeless. Speakings are just jarring.
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French. Languages are always a plus!

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French IMO, more fun and (in my opinion) much more well respected. Computing won't help in every day life, anything you might learn is stuff you'll know if you use computers a lot anyway.
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French is a good one to have as it is a language, I'd recommend not choosing Computing unless you really like it and want to continue it after GCSE. A lot of my class don't enjoy it.
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French.

I find Computing to be much more work than French, especially with the controlled assessment. On OCR, you have to do three different tasks, write programs with comments and a report for each. There's also another task that asks for a report and research on programming issues. Theory exam is only worth 40%, so a lot rests on your controlled assessments.

French can also be tough. There's a lot of vocab and grammar points you need to know. The controlled assessments are manageable and the different topics give you an insight into French culture.

It really depends on what you prefer and are good at, though.

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Personally, I'd go for French. Although you have to put a bit of effort into understanding tenses and sentence structures, it is much easier than Computing, which often requires a very good knowledge of Algebra. Besides, you might be offered the chance to go on trips to France, which are definitely fun!
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I'd personally have gone french, and I'm taking Computing for degree level. The stuff in GCSE computing is pretty basic, and it's much more interesting to do in your own time.
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At GCSE level, I'd say French. If you had an additional option then I might suggest computing, but I believe computing is one of the courses that you can do at A-Level without any prior knowledge needed - whereas if you were to take French AS you would need to have achieved a good grade in French GCSE. Personally I love French at GCSE, and it is extremely useful - I've heard that universities, namely UCL make you take up a language GCSE whilst studying for your degree if you haven't got Atleast a C in a GCSE Modern foreign language.


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There we go, I think French is the one to take :lol:
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