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    Well, I hadn't considered this till right up till now which i think is silly but what can you do. I am fluent in another language (german) and therefore i should be able to take that as a qualification as an A level. My sixth form never really even bothered to tell me about that nor have i considered it , but would it be beneficial at all?

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    (Original post by Aoba)
    Well, I hadn't considered this till right up till now which i think is silly but what can you do. I am fluent in another language (german) and therefore i should be able to take that as a qualification as an A level. My sixth form never really even bothered to tell me about that nor have i considered it , but would it be beneficial at all?

    Current subjects I'm taking at AS & planning to continue at A level:
    Maths
    Further Maths
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Computer Science
    Yeah I don't see why not. When you say fluent, can you read and write? Btw you can't do German if it's your native language I believe?
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    Universities tend not to count 'mother tongue' languages. A levels are designed for language learners, not for native/semi-native speakers.
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    Yeah I don't see why not. When you say fluent, can you read and write? Btw you can't do German if it's your native language I believe?
    No, you can.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    Universities tend not to count 'mother tongue' languages. A levels are designed for language learners, not for native/semi-native speakers.
    But it would still be nice to have it right? UCAS points and jobs? Cos you can read and write it etc.
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    (Original post by Aoba)
    Well, I hadn't considered this till right up till now which i think is silly but what can you do. I am fluent in another language (german) and therefore i should be able to take that as a qualification as an A level. My sixth form never really even bothered to tell me about that nor have i considered it , but would it be beneficial at all?

    Current subjects I'm taking at AS & planning to continue at A level:
    Maths
    Further Maths
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Computer Science
    I think you should do it. Have you done the GCSE? f you haven't you could do the first language GCSE.
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    (Original post by geniequeen48)
    But it would still be nice to have it right? UCAS points and jobs? Cos you can read and write it etc.
    But a waste of time, native speakers are native speakers - they don't have to take exams to prove that.
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    But a waste of time, native speakers are native speakers - they don't have to take exams to prove that.


    In that case i wonder if i can get any benefit out of being a native speaker/writer, or conversely for English being my 2nd language?
    I had seen that i was entered for English being my first language in all my exams or something of the sort though it is not (not that I am bad at English writing/reading).

    If Universities don't count mother tongue languages then i would assume there is no real point to it. But the way it seems my sixth form does not know me to be native in a second language.

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    I think you should do it. Have you done the GCSE? If you haven't you could do the first language GCSE.
    Yeah i have done the gcse, but thanks.
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    (Original post by Aoba)
    In that case i wonder if i can get any benefit out of being a native speaker/writer, or conversely for English being my 2nd language?
    I had seen that i was entered for English being my first language in all my exams or something of the sort though it is not (not that I am bad at English writing/reading).

    If Universities don't count mother tongue languages then i would assume there is no real point to it. But the way it seems my sixth form does not know me to be native in a second language.



    Yeah i have done the gcse, but thanks.
    I've done the Alevel in my native langauge so I think you should do it if you speak it fluently.
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    (Original post by Aoba)
    Well, I hadn't considered this till right up till now which i think is silly but what can you do. I am fluent in another language (german) and therefore i should be able to take that as a qualification as an A level. My sixth form never really even bothered to tell me about that nor have i considered it , but would it be beneficial at all?

    Current subjects I'm taking at AS & planning to continue at A level:
    Maths
    Further Maths
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Computer Science
    I see no reason why not other than the fact that you're already going to be doing 5 A-Levels. Even though you are fluent in German you're still going to have to keep up with the work/coursework. Can you fit it into your schedule?
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    I see no reason why not other than the fact that you're already going to be doing 5 A-Levels. Even though you are fluent in German you're still going to have to keep up with the work/coursework. Can you fit it into your schedule?
    Schedule wise it shouldn't be a problem I have 20 free hours during weekdays
    and coursework (i dislike this more than anything) as long as it really has a point other than saying I'm doing an extra A level I can fit it in.
 
 
 
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