Are there any Unis/courses that don't ask for A Level in a language for their course?
I would like to study French, possibly with Spanish at Uni but don't have either at A Level...I did get an A* in my French GCSE though.
I know there are some places that you can take a language as part of a combined honours course and do it ab initio, but can you do the entire thing like that?
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- Thread Starter
- 19-02-2005 23:03
- 19-02-2005 23:14
Its depends. Most good universities require an A level language if u wanna start from scratch or GCSE. However i remember some unis that will accept u if u have GCSE in that language. Check the UCAS website. However i dont think its possible to do 2 languages from scratch. If u did a language ab initio in a combined degree, that might be enough. Unis normally want u to show linguistic ability.
- 20-02-2005 10:26
I don't think you could do 2 languages ab-initio as joint honours degrees in languages usually require 1 at A-level, but you might be able to do joint honours in either French or Spanish with a non-langauges subject. You could aways teach yourself the other one in the Foreign Languages Centre or do some kind of evening class
- 20-02-2005 13:00
Quite often, French is the only language the university will require at A-level, as it's the most widely available around the country. You'll have to email around and find out, as it's quite unlikely that at any of the 'top' unis you'd be able to do French and Spanish without an A-level in French. I think it tends to be for Oriental languages etc that they often don't mind if you've only got a good GCSE grade.