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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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    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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    (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
    Please do not drop a gcse!!! Some Russel group unis expect a minimum number of GCSEs and most people as far as I’m aware usually take about 10 GCSEs. Also, predicted grades are nothing especially if you work hard towards your GCSEs you will get the grade you deserve for putting in that hard work. Sometimes schools may even lower predicted which means they are by no means accurate as it is to do with progress. Hating the subject may not help this, however 7 GCSEs seems quite few for someone with such good grades looking to go to a prestigious, though I’m sure you’ll get in, different courses have certain requirements as well concerning gcse count but I wouldn’t risk losing one as it’s so competitive! What other subjects did you take? I know this is a bit late now, but it’d be great to know what you’ve decided.
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    Please do not drop a gcse!!! Some Russel group unis expect a minimum number of GCSEs and most people as far as I’m aware usually take about 10 GCSEs. Also, predicted grades are nothing especially if you work hard towards your GCSEs you will get the grade you deserve for putting in that hard work. Sometimes schools may even lower predicted which means they are by no means accurate as it is to do with progress. Hating the subject may not help this, however 7 GCSEs seems quite few for someone with such good grades looking to go to a prestigious, though I’m sure you’ll get in, different courses have certain requirements as well concerning gcse count but I wouldn’t risk losing one as it’s so competitive! What other subjects did you take? I know this is a bit late now, but it’d be great to know what you’ve decided.
    I want to swap rather than drop and geog, span, business and art
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    (Original post by OkThanksBye)
    I want to swap rather than drop and geog, span, business and art
    That sounds great. I take business too
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    That sounds great. I take business too
    I've already finished business so if I drop Spanish and take IT I'll have 6 lessons a week
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    At the start of Year 10 I was awful at Spanish and hated the lessons. This was evident in my grades as i was receiving 4's. I soon, however, learnt the beauty of languages and it quickly became one of my favourite lessons. Try and fall in love with the process and your grades will rapidly improve. Term 2 of Year 11 i am now receiving high grade 7's. Don't drop it - Russell group universities love to see a language!
 
 
 

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