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    I'm currently in Year 10, taking 11 GCSE's and the Baccalaureate. My school offers Spanish as an extra, however lessons are after school. I started Spanish in September, as it was not part of the curriculum in KS3. Although I'm finding Spanish okay, I'm worried I will not be able to achieve the same standard as pupils from other schools who have been studying Spanish since Year 7. Has anyone else started a new GCSE from scratch? How beneficial is having an extra GCSE?

    Also - Does anyone know the average GCSE's needed to get into top universities, e.g Oxbridge?

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    (Original post by NY_40)
    I'm currently in Year 10, taking 11 GCSE's and the Baccalaureate. My school offers Spanish as an extra, however lessons are after school. I started Spanish in September, as it was not part of the curriculum in KS3. Although I'm finding Spanish okay, I'm worried I will not be able to achieve the same standard as pupils from other schools who have been studying Spanish since Year 7. Has anyone else started a new GCSE from scratch? How beneficial is having an extra GCSE?

    Also - Does anyone know the average GCSE's needed to get into top universities, e.g Oxbridge?

    Thank you
    Having an extra GCSE isn't completely necessary, but it is an extra 8/9 grade if you perform highly. Many schools only start teaching Spanish from scratch at GCSE level and students still come out with top grades. GCSE Spanish, for me on the old spec anyway, started more or less from scratch - we learned all the basic tenses again, basic vocab etc. I think you'd do fine - also GCSE languages, in my opinion, didn't have much of a workload at all
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    I think it will be beneficial, however you need to consider that you will have a mount of revision to do. I take Spanish GCSE and i love it!! The only thing im worried about is changing the endings of er, ir and ar. It changes depending on the tense you want to use it on!
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    (Original post by Rex Onocrotalus)
    Having an extra GCSE isn't completely necessary, but it is an extra 8/9 grade if you perform highly. Many schools only start teaching Spanish from scratch at GCSE level and students still come out with top grades. GCSE Spanish, for me on the old spec anyway, started more or less from scratch - we learned all the basic tenses again, basic vocab etc. I think you'd do fine - also GCSE languages, in my opinion, didn't have much of a workload at all
    Thanks, gives me some things to consider.
 
 
 
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