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    So I've made my decisions of what subjects I want to take for years 10 and 11; Triple Science, History and Spanish alongside another 10 or so compulsory subjects. I have the option to change Spanish to French because in my interview I was clearly uncertain. I have been studying French for almost 2 and a half years whereas I started studying Spanish around 5 months ago. I feel that, although I have a passion for all languages, Spanish works better for me. I study Spanish for only an hour a week and I was wondering if this is enough. Is it realistic for me to achieve my dream of all A*s with Spanish? Or would French be a better option?
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    (Original post by Mlucym73)
    So I've made my decisions of what subjects I want to take for years 10 and 11; Triple Science, History and Spanish alongside another 10 or so compulsory subjects. I have the option to change Spanish to French because in my interview I was clearly uncertain. I have been studying French for almost 2 and a half years whereas I started studying Spanish around 5 months ago. I feel that, although I have a passion for all languages, Spanish works better for me. I study Spanish for only an hour a week and I was wondering if this is enough. Is it realistic for me to achieve my dream of all A*s with Spanish? Or would French be a better option?
    I did Spanish at GCSE after having done it for an hour a week for around 9 months beforehand. We had 2 or 3 hours of it every week for GCSE years, and I got an A* The amount of lesson time you have doesn't really matter that much, if you enjoy languages and like Spanish then you'll be fine - you'll just need revise a bit more than other subjects before exams
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    You may find french pronounciation hard if you prefer spanish more and this could potentially affect you getting A* as your pronounciation can hinder your speaking exam mark. I would say spanish, it's more useful, easier to pronounce and is spoken more around the world than french. the grammar from these european languages dont differ much, but i chose french because i like how it sounds more.
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    I did Spanish at GCSE after having done it for an hour a week for around 9 months beforehand. We had 2 or 3 hours of it every week for GCSE years, and I got an A* The amount of lesson time you have doesn't really matter that much, if you enjoy languages and like Spanish then you'll be fine - you'll just need revise a bit more than other subjects before exams
    Thank you! Good to hear someone who did well in my position!
 
 
 
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