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    hi everyone,

    i'm currently in year 11 and i was wondering if it was a plausible idea to do my Spanish GCSE during my A-Levels. i do French GCSE and i'm predicted an A*. i am planning to take French at A-Level and may even continue it at university (not planning to do an MFL degree currently but some universities offer a course with a language, which i will probably take up). from year 7-9, i was taught French and German without the option of taking Spanish. i absolutely hated German so i dropped it but i adore French and could end up changing my mind and choosing MFL as my degree. therefore, it's probably more helpful if i have two GCSE MFL qualifications. please could people let me know how difficult it is to pick up Spanish when you are somewhat a beginner (i am Filipino so know a little Spanish, French is also similar to Spanish), how long you think it would take for me to finish a single GCSE course and whether i would have enough time to learn Spanish and do a GCSE alongside 5 AS/4 A2 Levels.

    thanks so much for any replies!
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    As you've said, French is quite similar to Spanish, but in some ways that makes it more difficult - it can get quite confusing!

    With 5 AS levels, I'd advise against it because I think you'll be too busy to learn another language from beginner standard, but if you're sure you'd have enough time to do both then consider it. Prioritise your A levels over doing Spanish GCSE; you'll always have time to learn a language when you're older!
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    (Original post by emmald583)
    As you've said, French is quite similar to Spanish, but in some ways that makes it more difficult - it can get quite confusing!

    With 5 AS levels, I'd advise against it because I think you'll be too busy to learn another language from beginner standard, but if you're sure you'd have enough time to do both then consider it. Prioritise your A levels over doing Spanish GCSE; you'll always have time to learn a language when you're older!
    thank you for the reply!

    i think i will just take it up as a hobby as i have an extended summer this year with GCSEs over in less than a month and sixth form not starting until September. you are probably right with it being time consuming - i'll see how a few lessons go though it probably is unlikely that i'll be able to pursue a qualification in it. maybe in the future!
 
 
 
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