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I've seen a lot of people saying not to take an a level in your native language as it won't count for much other than a piece of paper, but I was wondering if the same applies if you have a second language.
I'm half Russian and bilingual, but not remotely close to the standard of my english due to lack of practice. I've never lived in Russia before, and I only know Russian due to speaking it with my mum, or russian family when i visit Moscow and going to a Saturday language school.
I'm quite curious cause I want to apply for modern languages at Cambridge - im year 12, and am not sure if it will be discredited.
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I've seen a lot of people saying not to take an a level in your native language as it won't count for much other than a piece of paper, but I was wondering if the same applies if you have a second language.
I'm half Russian and bilingual, but not remotely close to the standard of my english due to lack of practice. I've never lived in Russia before, and I only know Russian due to speaking it with my mum, or russian family when i visit Moscow and going to a Saturday language school.
I'm quite curious cause I want to apply for modern languages at Cambridge - im year 12, and am not sure if it will be discredited.
My Russian would be external - at sixth form, I'm studying English lit, History, Spanish. I've been given an academic scholarship to my school but as a result, also have been coerced into doing EPQ, i dont know whether to laugh or cry. I think the main reason I want to take the Russian a level is to show my passion for languages and subjct dedicatio, but with EPQ as well, I'm not sure if it's a bit unnecessary.

For reference, I'm currently debating doing Spanish and Italian ab initio at degree level.
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My Russian would be external - at sixth form, I'm studying English lit, History, Spanish. I've been given an academic scholarship to my school but as a result, also have been coerced into doing EPQ, i dont know whether to laugh or cry. I think the main reason I want to take the Russian a level is to show my passion for languages and subjct dedicatio, but with EPQ as well, I'm not sure if it's a bit unnecessary.

For reference, I'm currently debating doing Spanish and Italian ab initio at degree level.
I would focus the EPQ on something to do with languages rather than another A level.
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