Too late to drop a subject? Half term y10

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Millyyy03
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Hi guys so the subjects I chose
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History
Business
German

I am struggling with German quite a lot, I find it a massive leap from KS3. I can swap it but I’m not really interested in any other subjects and I feel like the other subjects be too far in for me to catch up

University’s look for a language, and I feel like I could be capable of getting a good grade (6-7) if I put the effort in. One side of me says carry on with German and the other side says no.

Does anyone have any tips/apps/revision websites that would be beneficial towards me? I already use quizlet and Memrise

Thanks xx
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no, i've recently dropped an A level subject lol.
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A language gcse is the easiest thing you can ever do. I guessed the whole French foundation paper and got a 5
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A language gcse is the easiest thing you can ever do. I guessed the whole French foundation paper and got a 5
What exam board?
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What exam board?
The legendary aqa
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I used to study french but I thought it was harder than french so hopefully I have the same luck as u
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(Original post by Millyyy03)
Hi guys so the subjects I chose
PE
History
Business
German

I am struggling with German quite a lot, I find it a massive leap from KS3. I can swap it but I’m not really interested in any other subjects and I feel like the other subjects be too far in for me to catch up

University’s look for a language, and I feel like I could be capable of getting a good grade (6-7) if I put the effort in. One side of me says carry on with German and the other side says no.

Does anyone have any tips/apps/revision websites that would be beneficial towards me? I already use quizlet and Memrise

Thanks xx
If it's of any consolation, german is a difficult gcse.
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(Original post by Aayush :))
If it's of any consolation, german is a difficult gcse.
Not for foundation
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(Original post by Aayush :))
If it's of any consolation, german is a difficult gcse.
Did you take it?
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I wouldn’t worry about dropping a subject until you are at college, some of the subjects are required at GCSE, you go more in depth about the stuff you are interested in after GCSE
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(Original post by Millyyy03)
Did you take it?
Well ... it’s the most difficult of the 3 languages that are commonly taken at gcse (French, Spanish and German), and it is significantly more complex linguistically than french, which I took and found very difficult.



I didn’t take German, but some of my friends did.



For perspective, 67 people in my year took Spanish, 52 took french and just 20 took German. I considered taking German and went nope as soon as I saw the content difficulty. For perspective, I got a high 7 (7 marks off an 8) in french. Most students at my school taking German took ONLY German for their languages. And they did struggle. There’s a lot of grammatical complexity in German with 4 cases which have plural sub-variants, 3 genders, major irregularities in grammar especially with gender (even more so than french). It’s tough, but if you keep at it you’ll get there 🙂.

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Not for foundation
But then you have to get a pretty high score to get a 5, which is the highest grade on foundation. It’s still about the same difficulty to get a 5 on foundation as on higher.
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You're right, uni's look for languages and i think it would be better to do a language than none at all, it at least shows you were willing to try, if you don't do so well. and at the end, if you do well, it looks really impressive because german is hard! good luck x
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