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    Hi,

    I have got a language GCSE in Russian which I obtained A* in but I am still unsure whether I'll be continuing it on for A Level. My question is, as I am planning to apply to Russel Group University's predominantly, will by language GCSE be acceptable or would I have to complete an A Level in it also to better my chances in being accepted?

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    Not essential at all. It would naturally improve your chances as languages are seen as 'difficult' compared to other levels, but there are many other a levels you could pick to replace that gap.

    There will be sooo many people going to russell group unis w/o a language a level. It's not important.

    But I encourage you to continue Russian if you enjoy it

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    It depends on what you're applying for! Obviously if you want to study a language at uni then a language A level is strongly recommended.
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    (Original post by TheTechN1304)
    It depends on what you're applying for! Obviously if you want to study a language at uni then a language A level is strongly recommended.
    I would hope the OP is smart enough to realise she'll need the A Level to do the language :rofl:
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    This largely depends on your course of choice
    For most, I don't think it makes a particular difference.
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    (Original post by polinaanastasia)
    Hi,

    I have got a language GCSE in Russian which I obtained A* in but I am still unsure whether I'll be continuing it on for A Level. My question is, as I am planning to apply to Russel Group University's predominantly, will by language GCSE be acceptable or would I have to complete an A Level in it also to better my chances in being accepted?

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    For non language courses a language A level isn't necessary. Language A levels in your native language will often be ignored by some universities (but policy varies and you should check directly)

    The only university that has a preference for language GCSE is UCL (see the GCSE section here: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-stu...s/a-level-gcse students without a language GCSE have to take language modules alongside their degree)
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    Thank you everyone!!
 
 
 
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