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    I have been studying Spanish for almost 6 weeks now and I am going to ask if I can change. Is it too late already or is it worth asking?

    Hi there!

    Sorry to hear you're not liking the subject you've chosen. Most schools do a 1 month 'trial' period for their students. This involves students being allowed to change subjects up to 4 weeks after the new school year has begun. Some schools can be more lenient if you prove that you can catch up on 5/6 weeks of work from another subject. Unfortunately, this can all be circumstantial. If you are wanting to switch to a subject that requires a lot of note taking and a lot of class work, then they may say that you won't be able to catch up on the work missed in time to understand it. Another reason you may not be able to move to a subject you want is timetabling issues, so check with people what classes they have when you have Spanish so as you can build rough idea of what subjects Spanish could be replaced with. There may also be an issue with class numbers in certain subjects, especially options such as history and geography, and to drop Spanish to do something, you may have to move other subjects on your timetable around and move classes to be happy.

    The best thing to do is speak to your Spanish teacher about moving. They will most likely ask you if you feel as though you don't understand, and that's why you may want to move, but ultimately they shouldn't sway your decision by saying 'it gets easier'. If they even try and persuade you to carry on when you really don't want to, get out of there.

    Think carefully about what you'd want to change to as well, as there have been students in the past who switched subjects because 'they didn't like it' and 3 weeks later they wanted to switch back because their new subject was 'too hard'.

    Hope something in there helps!

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