Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Ok so I’m planning on doing either Spanish, Chemistry and Physics, or Spanish, Chemistry and Biology. Which one would u guys recommend? Also what is a level spanish like? I’m currently getting grade 7 (A) in Spanish so just wondering if I’m good enough. Also if I decide to go to college instead of sixth form, then I won’t be able to do Spanish. So instead I’ll probably do something else, but I don’t know what... any help on that too? Thanks!!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    Spanish A Level is challenging because the format of the questions in the exams is very different to what you would see in a GCSE paper, but it is very enjoyable and there’s more cultural aspects integrated in it (we studied a Spanish film for one of the AS units and we are currently studying a Spanish play for an A2 unit). I don’t know what a 7 is (we don’t use this new system in NI yet) but if that’s around high B or an A then I’d definitely say you’d be able to do it! Any sort of idea of what you might do if you go to college instead?
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    What do you want to do at university?
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    Spanish A Level is challenging because the format of the questions in the exams is very different to what you would see in a GCSE paper, but it is very enjoyable and there’s more cultural aspects integrated in it (we studied a Spanish film for one of the AS units and we are currently studying a Spanish play for an A2 unit). I don’t know what a 7 is (we don’t use this new system in NI yet) but if that’s around high B or an A then I’d definitely say you’d be able to do it! Any sort of idea of what you might do if you go to college instead?
    To be honest I still don’t know yet... still thinking. And yeh grade 7 is an A.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    Spanish A Level is challenging because the format of the questions in the exams is very different to what you would see in a GCSE paper, but it is very enjoyable and there’s more cultural aspects integrated in it (we studied a Spanish film for one of the AS units and we are currently studying a Spanish play for an A2 unit). I don’t know what a 7 is (we don’t use this new system in NI yet) but if that’s around high B or an A then I’d definitely say you’d be able to do it! Any sort of idea of what you might do if you go to college instead?
    Thing is... there isn’t rly an easy a level tho, all are hard... :///
    (Original post by Student-95)
    What do you want to do at university?
    Either law or cosmetic science
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Depends what you want to do at uni. Have you considered taking Maths? It fits very well with the sciences and is required for quite a lot of STEM-related uni courses.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TheMindGarage)
    Depends what you want to do at uni. Have you considered taking Maths? It fits very well with the sciences and is required for quite a lot of STEM-related uni courses.
    Yeh I have, to be honest, if I do go to college, I’ll probably do maths instead of Spanish...
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Berrydo)
    Either law or cosmetic science
    Either bio or chem should be fine for those. Pick the one you prefer/are better at.
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    Biology and chemistry work really well together since there are some overlaps in the courses. In my experience physics would be difficult without maths and so I would recommend doing both if you really want to take physics
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Natasha_Faye)
    Biology and chemistry work really well together since there are some overlaps in the courses. In my experience physics would be difficult without maths and so I would recommend doing both if you really want to take physics
    Okay thanks for your advice! Tbh bio and chem sounds more “together” if that makes sense....
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    Spanish A Level is challenging because the format of the questions in the exams is very different to what you would see in a GCSE paper, but it is very enjoyable and there’s more cultural aspects integrated in it (we studied a Spanish film for one of the AS units and we are currently studying a Spanish play for an A2 unit). I don’t know what a 7 is (we don’t use this new system in NI yet) but if that’s around high B or an A then I’d definitely say you’d be able to do it! Any sort of idea of what you might do if you go to college instead?
    which film and book are you doing? I did también la lluvia and la casa de bernarda alba
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    5
    ReputationRep:
    Science are safe A-levels to go with because you can generally get into any degree with them. They are also extremely respected and academic subjects.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldenoak)
    which film and book are you doing? I did también la lluvia and la casa de bernarda alba
    We’re studying La Casa de Bernarda Alba too!! I’m really enjoying it, last year we studied Solas ☺️
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    We’re studying La Casa de Bernarda Alba too!! I’m really enjoying it, last year we studied Solas ☺️
    nice! i haven’t heard of solas but i’ll have a look
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldenoak)
    nice! i haven’t heard of solas but i’ll have a look
    it’s a horrible depressing film, i found it very easy to study but, don’t know if it’s on many exam boards other than CCEA, don’t think we have también la lluvia you see!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    I wouldn't do physics if I were you unless you really enjoy it and have a great teacher. Choose biology for a safer option
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    it’s a horrible depressing film, i found it very easy to study but, don’t know if it’s on many exam boards other than CCEA, don’t think we have también la lluvia you see!
    ah okay maybe i won’t watch it then :// i do edexcel
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldenoak)
    ah okay maybe i won’t watch it then :// i do edexcel
    some people did like it but it was just a bit too dramatic for me, we got a very good extended writing question on it so i can’t really complain!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
    Offline

    6
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by katiex6)
    some people did like it but it was just a bit too dramatic for me, we got a very good extended writing question on it so i can’t really complain!
    ah that’s quite useful!
    Posted on the TSR App. Download from Apple or Google Play
 
 
 
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • Poll
    What newspaper do you read/prefer?
    Help with your A-levels

    All the essentials

    The adventure begins mug

    Student life: what to expect

    What it's really like going to uni

    Rosette

    Essay expert

    Learn to write like a pro with our ultimate essay guide.

    Uni match

    Uni match

    Our tool will help you find the perfect course for you

    Study planner

    Create a study plan

    Get your head around what you need to do and when with the study planner tool.

    Study planner

    Resources by subject

    Everything from mind maps to class notes.

    Hands typing

    Degrees without fees

    Discover more about degree-level apprenticeships.

    A student doing homework

    Study tips from A* students

    Students who got top grades in their A-levels share their secrets

    Study help links and info

    Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsRules and posting guidelines

    Sponsored content:

    HEAR

    HEAR

    Find out how a Higher Education Achievement Report can help you prove your achievements.

    Groups associated with this forum:

    View associated groups
  • See more of what you like on The Student Room

    You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

  • The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

    Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

    Quick reply
    Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.