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    My school introduced this new 'box system' where we have to choose one subject from each box. I chose RS for one of my options but my teacher today told me that it was full so they had to choose a random person to change that option to something else...and obviously that person became me! But, you see, because of this box system, I still have to choose something from box 2 (RS, French, Music, DT, PE) for my substitute for RS! I have already chosen my other three (Art, German and History) from the other blocks and they are the subjects I most enjoy and think I would do great at GCSE, so I am not changing them (RS is in one other block but I am choosing German from there). All the other subjects apart from French I dislike greatly, and I have always loved German, but I heard doing both French AND German for GCSE is quite hard, as you have to learn twice as much vocab. What do you guys think? Did any of you/are you taking two languages for GCSE? Thanks!
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    I did French and German at GCSE, but we did German in year ten and French year eleven. The workload isn't bad at all - in fact, because of the way coursework is set out, those doing just the one subject ended up having a lot of spare time left over. It's certainly doable
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    I haven't personally taken 2 for GCSE, in our school only the most able were allowed to do that, so it clearly does seem to be slightly harder, but nevertheless if you really think you'll enjoy it and that you'll benefit from it then absolutely go from it.

    If you're willing to put in the effort, you can certainly do well in both of them.
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    I did both german & french at gcse & found it ok ... I done well in both gcse
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    I don't do French& German, but I do French and Spanish. Honestly, while I was picking my options I had the exact same thoughts as you. I thought it would be too hard and the workload would be too much, but it honestly isn't that bad Like amybonnie98 said, the workload is manageable and languages are mainly coursework based so you won't have too worry about the exams too much. If you like languages I'd definitely go for it

    Good luck with your decisions!
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    I'm only doing French right now but I'd say that one language is enough (for me). It depends on how linguistic you are and what you want to do after GCSE's, but I faced the option of choosing French and Spanish and chose just french and am honestly so glad I did, the workload for French is enough with all the controlled assessments and obviously with another language it would be double the work.
    Although if you feel like you're capable I think it would look good to colleges that you know two languages.
    I'd say just go with what feels right to you
 
 
 

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