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    Hey so I’m currently in year 9 picking my gcse options for next year. Obviously I have to do English lit, English lang and maths. My school have also made physics, chemistry, biology and religious studies compulsory. I had three options and chose history, art and music. Now I really want to swap music for French as apparently you need a gcse language to get into UCL. But I’m asking my school if I could still do music but after school however I’ve been told they’ll probably say no so idk what to pick.
    I literally wouldn’t have this problem if they hadn’t made rs compulsory and made a language compulsory instead. I feel like I should study a language because so many other schools do make them compulsory
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    (Original post by Slugl)
    Hey so I’m currently in year 9 picking my gcse options for next year. Obviously I have to do English lit, English lang and maths. My school have also made physics, chemistry, biology and religious studies compulsory. I had three options and chose history, art and music. Now I really want to swap music for French as apparently you need a gcse language to get into UCL. But I’m asking my school if I could still do music but after school however I’ve been told they’ll probably say no so idk what to pick.
    I literally wouldn’t have this problem if they hadn’t made rs compulsory and made a language compulsory instead. I feel like I should study a language because so many other schools do make them compulsory
    It depends on what you're going to enjoy and be good at really. In my school taking a language was compulsory so i took French which i enjoyed. I would have hated to do music but that's just me. For what it's worth though most say that music is harder than a language at gcse, but again that depends on your strengths. A language is also likely more useful. I would say take what you enjoy most and think you'll get the best grade in, even though I know that can be hard to predict, but try to play to your strengths. Good luck! Also, it may seem like the most stressful thing in the world now, and trust me I know how you feel as I was much the same in year 9, but GCSEs really aren't the end of the world. Enjoy what you can of them!

    ps, also, don't write off GCSE RS, i took it (out of choice ha!) as a bit of a wildcard and loved it, am now taking it at alevel and want to study theology at uni, soo all worked out grand
    other than music if you choose it, i took the same subjects as you- art history and rs- and loved them. hope you do too ! good luck ahh
 
 
 
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