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Would taking 2 language A-levels be a bad idea? watch

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    Hi! I'm in the middle of picking my options and I'm thinking of doing both French and Spanish. I've been doing Spanish since Year 7, French since Year 10 and I'm getting A*s/A's in them both. I'm really interested in doing them both as I love them, but I'm worried as I've seen a countless number of people saying how difficult it is and how even native speakers don't do well?? What do you think? Would it be too difficult?

    Impossible for anyone on here to answer not knowing you personally. Ask your teachers of they think you call cope. Also depends on what you want to do at uni.

    My friend does 3, Italian, French and Latin and she managed AAA last year

    I do a-level french myself and it's a challenge but I love it. The reason people don't do as well is because it is graded quite harshly. I can't really give any more detail because the specification and structure of languages courses changes after this year and apparently it's quite different.

    1 language A-level is a bad idea.

    Allways depends on the student. For some students Math/Further Math/Physics is an easy ride, for others this is hell. You certainly should have a talent for languages, but otherwise just the A Levels you need to do your favorite course and where you think, that you can get very high grades. Motivation is key to get high grades!

    I do French and Spanish, and I would say that if you're good at them and enjoy them there's no reason that you wouldn't be able to take both. In fact, there is often a lot of crossover in the syllabus, and with their both being Romance languages, often in the vocabulary or grammar. Also, if you are considering applying for languages at university, having two to A level, whilst not necessarily needed, wouldn't be sniffed at. All A level subjects have a certain level of difficulty, but I've not found the languages more difficult than English literature or (AS) music, which I also study/studied. If in doubt about your level, talk to your teachers; they'll doubtless be happy to advise you.
    Basically, just play to your strengths, your future university plans, and what you enjoy.
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