Should I do 3 languages for GCSE (I already understand one)

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I’ve picked 3 language GCSE’s - French, Latin and Spanish but I understand Spanish and can read in it as I’m of Latin American Heritage. I asked my french teacher if she thought I should and she said I should go for it. Any advice ?
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Why not, if you want to? Ultimately if you can do the work, there are people who take 15 GCSEs etc and do fine.

What are you potentially worried about if you take all 3? Would it prevent you taking any other subjects (say triple science)?
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I think this is more of an issue at A level, because they are the uni entry exam and a qualification held by a native speaker will have less merit. So if you want to and it’s not using a slot that could be used for something more relevant for your future career aspirations then why not. Although won’t it be a bit dull, GCSE languages are a pretty basic standard so you’re unlikely to have any challenge.
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Why not, if you want to? Ultimately if you can do the work, there are people who take 15 GCSEs etc and do fine.

What are you potentially worried about if you take all 3? Would it prevent you taking any other subjects (say triple science)?
Hi yes, it would prevent me from taking say triple science but I chose Art before not knowing the lockdown was going to happen so I had to make a decision on what would suit me best (equipment, paint etc) and I chose Spanish instead
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I think this is more of an issue at A level, because they are the uni entry exam and a qualification held by a native speaker will have less merit. So if you want to and it’s not using a slot that could be used for something more relevant for your future career aspirations then why not. Although won’t it be a bit dull, GCSE languages are a pretty basic standard so you’re unlikely to have any challenge.
Yeah I did think about this, being my timetable will be filled with 3 languages (one of which is after school) but I was initially planning on learning Spanish outside of school anyway so it’s almost a bonus for me. With triple science I already spoke to me science teacher and he explained how triple science was a bit full on if I’m not crazy about science and experiments etc so tbh I’m better of getting a good grade in Spanish rather than getting a not so good one in triple science in order to please people.
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Hi yes, it would prevent me from taking say triple science but I chose Art before not knowing the lockdown was going to happen so I had to make a decision on what would suit me best (equipment, paint etc) and I chose Spanish instead
If you’re happy with your choices (so you’re probably planning on going down a more humanities route, say) then go for it
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If you’re happy with your choices (so you’re probably planning on going down a more humanities route, say) then go for it
Thanks 😊 I was thinking about this whole route thing but apparently you can still be let’s say a doctor with double science. It may just be harder than people who did triple 🤷🏽
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I take 4 languages and manage it just fine. Go for it!
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I take 4 languages and manage it just fine. Go for it!
Cool, how many gcses spare you planning on taking in total ?
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Cool, how many gcses spare you planning on taking in total ?
12 gcses, in addition to a HPQ
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I wish I had the opportunity to take more than two foreign languages! I took French because I already spoke it, and then also Spanish because I really liked it.

I’d say go for it! I think you’ll find you’ll have a good grounding for Latin and French seeing as you already speak Spanish.
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I wish I had the opportunity to take more than two foreign languages! I took French because I already spoke it, and then also Spanish because I really liked it.

I’d say go for it! I think you’ll find you’ll have a good grounding for Latin and French seeing as you already speak Spanish.
Thanks : )
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12 gcses, in addition to a HPQ
Cool, that’s quite a lot though !
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you can do it if you B&Q it
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I’m taking German, Latin and Greek, and took Chinese GCSE 4 years ago. Again, taking a GCSE that is considered native to you is not as impressive, but I did too, albeit early. What other subjects are you taking? I’m taking 12 including my three languages and am doing triple science, is there a limitation on how many you can do?
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I’m taking German, Latin and Greek, and took Chinese GCSE 4 years ago. Again, taking a GCSE that is considered native to you is not as impressive, but I did too, albeit early. What other subjects are you taking? I’m taking 12 including my three languages and am doing triple science, is there a limitation on how many you can do?
Hi that’s interesting. I’m taking 11 but one of them is religious studies which I’ll be sitting this year in advance. The other subjects are history, combined science, maths, music then English lit and Lang. I don’t think there’s a limitation to how many I can take but I’m guessing the average person takes 10 GCSES. I was going to take triple science but I just chose Spanish instead.
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Thanks 😊 I was thinking about this whole route thing but apparently you can still be let’s say a doctor with double science. It may just be harder than people who did triple 🤷🏽
Medicine with double science is 100% fine (I think it rules out like 1 or 2 Scottish unis lol - and I made a big spreadsheet on this so I would know!) Three languages might honestly be more useful for most things
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Medicine with double science is 100% fine (I think it rules out like 1 or 2 Scottish unis lol - and I made a big spreadsheet on this so I would know!) Three languages might honestly be more useful for most things
Cool that’s really useful because I was worrying it would be impossible for me to be a paediatric doctor with only double science. 😀
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Cool that’s really useful because I was worrying it would be impossible for me to be a paediatric doctor with only double science. 😀
Not at all, have a look here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/res...e-requirements. No negative impact at all, really.

You will probably have to take at least two sciences to A level for medicine, though, so worth having a think if you'd rather do triple to feel better prepared for A level?
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didnt know you could do 3 languages :eek:
where are you from? just curious
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