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    I am in year 12 and I take two languages and also maths. I am hoping to do modern languages in university but I don't know what I can do now and in summer to make a good personal statement which shows that I am passionate. I'm thinking about doing an EPQ and I was thinking about summer schools (sutton trust) but apparently I'm ineligible as I will be over 18 (according to the website). If I did look for work experience, I doubt that I would be allowed to do translating work because I would only have an A-Level standard understanding and I am not completely fluent.

    So far I have:
    -EPQ (maybe?)
    -Read books in target languages
    -Listen and watch target language media

    For those who went to uni for modern languages, is there anything you regret not doing to help your personal statement?
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    (Original post by topbomlover1)
    I am in year 12 and I take two languages and also maths. I am hoping to do modern languages in university but I don't know what I can do now and in summer to make a good personal statement which shows that I am passionate. I'm thinking about doing an EPQ and I was thinking about summer schools (sutton trust) but apparently I'm ineligible as I will be over 18 (according to the website). If I did look for work experience, I doubt that I would be allowed to do translating work because I would only have an A-Level standard understanding and I am not completely fluent.

    So far I have:
    -EPQ (maybe?)
    -Read books in target languages
    -Listen and watch target language media

    For those who went to uni for modern languages, is there anything you regret not doing to help your personal statement?
    Maybe you could run a foreign language society at your school? Set up a foreign language magazine/booklet written entirely in that language. Depending on the level of teacher support, you could make a proper magazine, or just do like 5 sheets of A4 stapled together, just a little something to do.
    Maybe also not just reading fiction in that language, but also reading books (in English) about the language and the history of countries where the language is spoken.
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    (Original post by StayWoke)
    Maybe you could run a foreign language society at your school? Set up a foreign language magazine/booklet written entirely in that language. Depending on the level of teacher support, you could make a proper magazine, or just do like 5 sheets of A4 stapled together, just a little something to do.
    Maybe also not just reading fiction in that language, but also reading books (in English) about the language and the history of countries where the language is spoken.
    That's a great idea! I'd have to talk to my form tutor about it, but I could definitely see the sixth form consider it.

    For the second idea, I already do that but I don't do it seriously, it's just the way I procrastinate when I don't want to do any homework. Spain and Germany have great histories.

    Thank you for your reply
 
 
 
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