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    Hello, TSR! I would really appreciate any advice, opinions and general tips about how best to manage two languages at A Level, if you are in a similar situation.

    Basically, my aim is to study Modern Languages at uni, so that would be one post A Level (either French or Italian) and one ab initio (probably Russian or something like that). I am not fluent in either French or Italian, but I do both for GCSE, and I would really like to know just how difficult it is to manage two languages at A Level and how to manage all the vocabulary learning and grammar etc, or if it is a very bad idea to take on two and should be avoided altogether! I am incredibly passionate and devoted to languages, and I feel this is where my aptitude lies, so it seems to make sense to tailor my A Level choices towards them.

    My options are very limited in terms of what I would do if I drop one of my languages. If I do end up doing the two languages, they will be studied alongside History and Economics. Also, can anyone give me some insights into how languages differ from GCSE to A Level, particularly in terms of content?

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!! Time is running out to make these choices.
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    I don't think it would be a problem. I would imagine it's quite common for people to be taking two foreign languages at A Level who are planning to do a Modern language degree. Especially considering that they are two latin-script languages, I don't think you should have a big problem. If you're passionate about languages, go for it.

    The main difference between A Level and GCSE is that A Levels require you to really have a good, confident grip on all grammar principles of the language. You're also required to be very confident using the language spontaneously and still keeping the grammar somewhat intact.
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    (Original post by BobBobson)
    I don't think it would be a problem. I would imagine it's quite common for people to be taking two foreign languages at A Level who are planning to do a Modern language degree. Especially considering that they are two latin-script languages, I don't think you should have a big problem. If you're passionate about languages, go for it.

    The main difference between A Level and GCSE is that A Levels require you to really have a good, confident grip on all grammar principles of the language. You're also required to be very confident using the language spontaneously and still keeping the grammar somewhat intact.

    Hey! Thanks so much for that; I really appreciate it. I will revise the grammar thoroughly over the summer, and try to read some newspapers/watch some films in those languages.
 
 
 
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