I picked my GCSEs a couple of months ago and I picked ethics, computer science, drama, history and French. I also did my Polish GCSE this year. However, I am now rethinking my choices and I don’t know if picking French would’ve been better than picking art, something I’m very good at.
I have a predicted grade of 6/7 in both French and art (bear in mind that I am in year 8) but I enjoy art more. Nevertheless, I don’t want to pick a subject that may not give me the same chance in future education.
If I were to make such a change to my GCSE’s, would this affect the chance of me getting into Cambridge or Oxford? I have been thinking about becoming a lawyer and even though I have one modern foreign language GCSE, would not knowing a third language affect my chance of getting into a law course? Throughout my life, I have always been aiming high and I would not like to do something that will restrict me from achieving my dreams. I have read that there are no specific GCSE requirements for Cambridge University and for a law course in the UK, however there must be certain subjects that will make an applicant more likely to be accepted.
In general, I’m predicted grades 8/9 in most of my other subjects and I will work hard to achieve those grades. I know that for french, quite a lot of thinking must be done and I feel like a subject where I can be more creative would benefit me, although if it would mean that my chances of getting into Oxford or Cambridge would be lower, then I would not want to do that.
Please help. I would like to make up my mind as soon as possible so that if a change would have to be made, it could be done before September.