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Hi this is my first post so I'm a bit nervous but currently I'm confused about what to take for GCSE. I'm not sure whether to take spanish or latin. Spanish may take up more time but latin is said to be an easy subject in my school. I find Spanish a little easier than latin but as I am taking DT as one of my options I am worried that I won't have enough time for it.
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which one takes more time?
is latin worth it?
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(Original post by kayaaa990)
Hi this is my first post so I'm a bit nervous but currently I'm confused about what to take for GCSE. I'm not sure whether to take spanish or latin. Spanish may take up more time but latin is said to be an easy subject in my school. I find Spanish a little easier than latin but as I am taking DT as one of my options I am worried that I won't have enough time for it.
so my questions would be :
which one takes more time?
is latin worth it?
Latin might be worth it if you're planning to take Classical Civilisation at A-Level.

Take whatever one you enjoy - that's what matters at GCSE.
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Blue_Cow Hi, thank you so much for your quick reply, I'm not planning to take classics or spanish at A-level and so I'm mainly concerned about which would take up more time so I can focus on other subjects
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Blue_Cow Hi, thank you so much for your quick reply, I'm not planning to take classics or spanish at A-level and so I'm mainly concerned about which would take up more time so I can focus on other subjects
You're welcome

Seeing you find Spanish easier than Latin, I'd imagine Spanish will take up less time.
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I've heard Spanish is easy at GCSE. I did Latin and since there is no Latin Speaking, you waste less time in that regard. Imo Latin was the easiest GCSE exam overall, and every one who took it, including the people who were originally awful at it, did well by the end. But of course, this depends on your school and how good your teachers are.
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MilleniumAngel ty for ur reply!, I definitely thought that latin might take less time than spanish because there is no oral exam. If you don't mind me asking, what makes you say that latin is the easiest exam? I've heard that there is a lot of memorising involved, would you say that it is too much?
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I think Latin had the least memorisation actually. I did WJEC, so only had to learn 423 words, which is a small amount of vocab in comparison to the other languages. The grammar also isn't so important in understanding the Latin. Infact, knowing the grammar inside and out only complicates things.
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But again, I've heard Spanish is easy as well, so just go for which one you enjoy more. Spanish is also more useful if you are thinking of doing it for A level too, but if not, then it doesn't really matter which one you go for.
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