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    I've just started my AS-levels and i'm really struggling with german. i'm really nervous about the speaking assessments i will have to do in may as well - which i knew about before, but i just found out we only get 20mins preparation. i really don't want to do it now, and i am allowed to change subjects if it's in the next two weeks, but i am no good at anything else besides my other subjects (maths, art + RS). i don't know what to do??
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    (Original post by elizad)
    I've just started my AS-levels and i'm really struggling with german. i'm really nervous about the speaking assessments i will have to do in may as well - which i knew about before, but i just found out we only get 20mins preparation. i really don't want to do it now, and i am allowed to change subjects if it's in the next two weeks, but i am no good at anything else besides my other subjects (maths, art + RS). i don't know what to do??
    Pick an easy subject like ICT or History (my opinion) instead of german so you will have less stress later, I picked history as a 4th subject and concentrated on the other 3 and didn't revise at all for History.
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    (Original post by elizad)
    I've just started my AS-levels and i'm really struggling with german. i'm really nervous about the speaking assessments i will have to do in may as well - which i knew about before, but i just found out we only get 20mins preparation. i really don't want to do it now, and i am allowed to change subjects if it's in the next two weeks, but i am no good at anything else besides my other subjects (maths, art + RS). i don't know what to do??
    Do you have to take four? Some of our students are doing an EPQ instead of a 4th.
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    Pick an easy subject like ICT or History (my opinion) instead of german so you will have less stress later, I picked history as a 4th subject and concentrated on the other 3 and didn't revise at all for History.
    that's helpful, but i don't actually have a gcse in history. i took geography..
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Do you have to take four? Some of our students are doing an EPQ instead of a 4th.
    yeah, i have to take four a-levels.
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    (Original post by elizad)
    yeah, i have to take four a-levels.
    What else is in the other block or do you have a free choice?
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    What else is in the other block or do you have a free choice?
    im not 100% sure, i haven't spoken to anybody at college about it yet. my tutor is actually the german teacher, so i think she'll probably just try and talk me into continuing to take german.
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    (Original post by elizad)
    im not 100% sure, i haven't spoken to anybody at college about it yet. my tutor is actually the german teacher, so i think she'll probably just try and talk me into continuing to take german.
    If you're not confident about speaking then German might not be the best - what are your thoughts post school as your other A levels are quite diverse?
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    If you're not confident about speaking then German might not be the best - what are your thoughts post school as your other A levels are quite diverse?
    I'm really not sure, i only took the subjects i liked at GCSE. i haven't really got any plans for the future.
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    (Original post by elizad)
    I'm really not sure, i only took the subjects i liked at GCSE. i haven't really got any plans for the future.
    Very sensible

    What about English Language or Graphics or a Science?
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    Very sensible

    What about English Language or Graphics or a Science?
    i took foundation science so it's not my strong point, i didn't do graphics and english could be possible but it wasn't my favourite subject and i got a B in it in the end.
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    (Original post by elizad)
    i took foundation science so it's not my strong point, i didn't do graphics and english could be possible but it wasn't my favourite subject and i got a B in it in the end.
    OK - what other GCSEs did you do?

    What about Psychology?
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    (Original post by Muttley79)
    OK - what other GCSEs did you do?

    What about Psychology?
    maths, art, english lit + lang, science additional +core, german, geography, music + philosophy. psychology was actually the other one i was considering doing, so thanks for reminding me!
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    (Original post by elizad)
    maths, art, english lit + lang, science additional +core, german, geography, music + philosophy. psychology was actually the other one i was considering doing, so thanks for reminding me!
    How about geography?
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    How about geography?
    geography is a definite no, i was awful at it and only just passed. thats why its so difficult, I've literally got no other subjects I'm good at..
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    (Original post by elizad)
    geography is a definite no, i was awful at it and only just passed. thats why its so difficult, I've literally got no other subjects I'm good at..
    How about sociology?
    I did it and loved it. I may be wrong, but i dont think you need to have done it at gcse to do it at a-level.
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    (Original post by Emma:-))
    How about sociology?
    I did it and loved it. I may be wrong, but i dont think you need to have done it at gcse to do it at a-level.
    yeah, thats a good idea. we didn't have it as a gcse so it's definitely possible, thank you!!
 
 
 

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