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    Hello,

    I'm currently in year 11 and I take gcse Spanish which I absolutly hate, I was wrongly told that I have to do a language and was made to do it over IT. I'm predicted 8s and 9s in everything expect Spanish in which i'm predticted a 5 and this will take my average down heavily. I would like to go to a Russell group uni (most likely oxford) in the future and was told that I need an averge of 8. So my question is what should I do, keep Spanish, have 8 gcses at an average of 7.4ish or drop it and have 7 gcses with an average of 8.25??
    I take eng, maths, doub science, art, geog, span, btec businesss and want to take maths, english and business at college.

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    Hi!
    I took Spanish as a GCSE this past year and revived an A. If I was you, I would stick at it and if it is roughly the only subject you struggle on, start to "relearn" / "teach yourself" alongside the lessons you attend. I did this for another subject where I was predicted F's and I came out with C's! It is definitely something to stick to as long as you're motivated!! If you tell yourself the negatives you'll never have any motivation to try! Try and see the benefits and how it can help you later on in life - see the interesting side of it and try your hardest. Try revision sites etc. If I am correct universities love to see languages, and so do colleges/sixth forms!
    If you need any more information and help I'd be happy to chat!






    (Original post by OkThanksBye)
    Hello,

    I'm currently in year 11 and I take gcse Spanish which I absolutly hate, I was wrongly told that I have to do a language and was made to do it over IT. I'm predicted 8s and 9s in everything expect Spanish in which i'm predticted a 5 and this will take my average down heavily. I would like to go to a Russell group uni (most likely oxford) in the future and was told that I need an averge of 8. So my question is what should I do, keep Spanish, have 8 gcses at an average of 7.4ish or drop it and have 7 gcses with an average of 8.25??
    I take eng, maths, doub science, art, geog, span, btec businesss and want to take maths, english and business at college.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by whitneeyle)
    Hi!
    I took Spanish as a GCSE this past year and revived an A. If I was you, I would stick at it and if it is roughly the only subject you struggle on, start to "relearn" / "teach yourself" alongside the lessons you attend. I did this for another subject where I was predicted F's and I came out with C's! It is definitely something to stick to as long as you're motivated!! If you tell yourself the negatives you'll never have any motivation to try! Try and see the benefits and how it can help you later on in life - see the interesting side of it and try your hardest. Try revision sites etc. If I am correct universities love to see languages, and so do colleges/sixth forms!
    If you need any more information and help I'd be happy to chat!
    I see what you mean and you're completly right but it absolutly hate the class, it makes my head hurt its so bad. I have no intrest of carring on spanish and the a levels/degree I want to do don't really need a Language so I have nothing to motivated about
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    Totally! I understand so much! I didn't carry on Spanish to A-Level however the work really isn't too hard, especially if you have a nice teacher and friends in the subject. The way you may want to look at it is that you don't have to include this GCSE in your CV if you failed - which you said you wouldn't as predicted a 5! That's great! It's an extra qualification!! Even if you get a 5, you attempted it! And with just a little revision you could bump that up to a 6! I understand how hard it is to be motivated and honestly Spanish was an easy subject for me as I'd studied it briefly before. I can help you with some tips and things if you'd like them. There was a lesson which I didn't particularly like and it was horrible, and even a tiny bit of revision bumped my grade up! It's so worth it especially if you have friends who are quite good at it - as sometimes you learn better with friends instead of on your own. I took IT also, so I know that IT looks better over Spanish - it's a shame you couldn't take IT.



    (Original post by OkThanksBye)
    I see what you mean and you're completly right but it absolutly hate the class, it makes my head hurt its so bad. I have no intrest of carring on spanish and the a levels/degree I want to do don't really need a Language so I have nothing to motivated about
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    (Original post by whitneeyle)
    Totally! I understand so much! I didn't carry on Spanish to A-Level however the work really isn't too hard, especially if you have a nice teacher and friends in the subject. The way you may want to look at it is that you don't have to include this GCSE in your CV if you failed - which you said you wouldn't as predicted a 5! That's great! It's an extra qualification!! Even if you get a 5, you attempted it! And with just a little revision you could bump that up to a 6! I understand how hard it is to be motivated and honestly Spanish was an easy subject for me as I'd studied it briefly before. I can help you with some tips and things if you'd like them. There was a lesson which I didn't particularly like and it was horrible, and even a tiny bit of revision bumped my grade up! It's so worth it especially if you have friends who are quite good at it - as sometimes you learn better with friends instead of on your own. I took IT also, so I know that IT looks better over Spanish - it's a shame you couldn't take IT.
    That true, thank you so much
 
 
 
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