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    Like many other soon-to-be sixth-formers, I'm a little indecisive. So far I've decided on:

    • English Literature
    • French
    • Sociology
    • Spanish

    Now I don’t know whether changing Spanish for Religious Studies (which is essentially Philosophy & Ethics as far as I’m aware) would be worthwhile. The reason for this is twofold: 1) I’m fluent in Spanish, and although it would seem absurd that I should even consider changing it, I’ve heard there are a handful of universities that aren’t particularly fond of students from Gibraltar with Spanish at A-level (most Gibraltarians have Spanish as a second language you see). Secondly, the Religious Studies course looks great.

    For those of you who have done or are doing Religious Studies, would the workload be too much taking into consideration the other subjects?

    I didn’t take Sociology or History for GCSE (regrettably) but at my school GCSE Sociology is not prerequisite for A-level, although History is.

    As for university, I’d be interested in anything along the lines of Law / Law & Politics / Law & a language etc. etc. I got 7 A*s and 4 As for GCSE if it's of any help.

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by RedCoat1510)
    Like many other soon-to-be sixth-formers, I'm a little indecisive. So far I've decided on:

    • English Literature
    • French
    • Sociology
    • Spanish

    Now I don’t know whether changing Spanish for Religious Studies (which is essentially Philosophy & Ethics as far as I’m aware) would be worthwhile. The reason for this is twofold: 1) I’m fluent in Spanish, and although it would seem absurd that I should even consider changing it, I’ve heard there are a handful of universities that aren’t particularly fond of students from Gibraltar with Spanish at A-level (most Gibraltarians have Spanish as a second language you see). Secondly, the Religious Studies course looks great.

    For those of you who have done or are doing Religious Studies, would the workload be too much taking into consideration the other subjects?

    I didn’t take Sociology or History for GCSE (regrettably) but at my school GCSE Sociology is not prerequisite for A-level, although History is.

    As for university, I’d be interested in anything along the lines of Law / Law & Politics / Law & a language etc. etc. I got 7 A*s and 4 As for GCSE if it's of any help.

    Thanks in advance.

    Have you thought about taking five considering Spanish wouldnt be that much of a burden on you considering youre fluent in it. I would recommend Philosophy and Ethics as it was an enjoyable course and some what relaxing and easy ish ( i got an A with 100/100 in Foundation for the Study of Religion). Spanish is a good choice as unis like languages and if your flunet and evidently good in it why would you not bother playing to your advantages. You could do bad (not saying you will) in one of your AS's and Spanish could be a back up A2. As for History, another great choice, more traditional subject. I didnt do it for GCSE and was worried i would suffer but its relatively easy. Just learn the stuff and analyse it a bit. Perhaps History is a bit over rated. Managed to get an A and i was the only one who did yet i didnt take it at GCSE. GCSE is looking at pictures for source work so of course you dont have to have done it as anyone idiot can do that. A level actually has a bit of text.
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    Have you thought about taking five considering Spanish wouldnt be that much of a burden on you considering youre fluent in it. I would recommend Philosophy and Ethics as it was an enjoyable course and some what relaxing and easy ish ( i got an A with 100/100 in Foundation for the Study of Religion). Spanish is a good choice as unis like languages and if your flunet and evidently good in it why would you not bother playing to your advantages. You could do bad (not saying you will) in one of your AS's and Spanish could be a back up A2. As for History, another great choice, more traditional subject. I didnt do it for GCSE and was worried i would suffer but its relatively easy. Just learn the stuff and analyse it a bit. Perhaps History is a bit over rated. Managed to get an A and i was the only one who did yet i didnt take it at GCSE. GCSE is looking at pictures for source work so of course you dont have to have done it as anyone idiot can do that. A level actually has a bit of text.
    Thanks for the advice. I had actually thought about taking five, but we’re not allowed to take any more than four unless you do further maths, which is a total no-no. I ended up choosing English Lit., Spanish, Sociology and Religious Studies.

    I’m a little disappointed that I won’t be carrying on with another language—apart from Spanish—but would have preferred Italian (which I also took for GCSE) over French, and Italian clashed with Sociology.
 
 
 

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