I have no idea whether to choose French or Spanish for GCSE...

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So I think I mentioned this in my last thread, but I am very stuck, tbh, I don’t like any of them. Ppl have told me to do the one I’m most motivated to learn, or I find the easiest etc, but I feel like I find them both the same. Are the French and Spanish papers at GCSE roughly the same? I started French in year 3 ( when I was 8 I think) I I started Spanish two years ago. Are the workloads the same?
Also, is there more vocab or tenses to learn for French or Spanish?
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As someone who took both at GCSE, the workload is completely the same
Just pick the one that interests u the most, r u interested in travelling to France, Canada, Belgium etc. (French) or Spain, South America etc. (Spanish)
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Personally, Spanish would be the better out the two as more people speak Spanish, so more opportunities and easier when travelling etc.
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They are the same format. I took both and the workload was fine. I had been doing french for a while then started doing spanish. I got a C in french and a D in spanish but only because I was bad at balancing all my subjects. Do both! Its enjoyable and looks good that you attempted two languages even if you fail one
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I took French at GCSE but a lot of my friends who took both said they preferred Spanish. Overall they’re probably quite similar in terms of difficulty at GCSE, but I feel like Spanish is slightly easier for English speakers.
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French is slightly easier
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I took both and I can assure you French is easier. As you get to GCSE's, in Spanish there are too many verb tenses and endings whereas in French it's more similar to English.
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Both languages were classified by FBI in the first group of easiest languages for English speakers to learn.
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French grammar is more complex, and has more exceptions. Personally, I found Spanish much easier, particularly due to the phoneticism of the written language. Consider whether your priority is the exam grade or the subsequent application of your knowledge of whichever language you choose, to your own life.
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