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    Hello,

    I am 15 years old, in year 10 and the summer holidays start on Friday. In year 9 I picked Spanish over French for GCSE which I really regret as I loved French and was really good at it, but the same went for Spanish and I chose one (I could have chosen both but I chose History instead). Now it's the end of year 10 and considering asking the head of languages at school if I could be entered for the French exams at the end of year 11 if I try really hard and study French at home. I would want to do this because I still know more French than Spanish even though I haven't done French for a year, I really like the language and I am going to change schools for Sixth-form and the school I want to go to only does A-level French and not Spanish, and I want to do a language A-level. Would I be able to make up all the work I have missed in French this year or should I not ask? Thank you.
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    if you have determination and moitvation- go for it
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    I think it's definitely possible.
    I learnt most of what I knew about french in yr9 and barely did anything non-coursework related in yr10 & 11. You could get some help from friends who do french so you can have access to past papers, things relating to the oral exam etc.
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    Well to be honest (unless you want to do French at A level) there's no point! Unless you want to test yourself to see if you can do it or if you just want to do it for fun!
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    If you really want to, why not? The worst that could happen is they say no. Besides, if you have a flair for languages, getting an A at GCSE in a year shouldn't be very hard.
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    I say don't do it. Languages are so hard.
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    Do it. Languages are the best
    Bon Chance
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    You gotta have a strong motivation to learn French. I'm French myself and I can tell you that the grammar is a real *****. Like 90% of French people do at least 1 grammar mistake/sentence... Furthermore the pronunciation is also real hard for English speakers (or at least I think). But if you enjoy it there's no reason you shouldn't take it

    hope this helped a bit, even if I don't know what a GCSE is :P
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    definitely do it - you can easily learn enough for gcse in a year with a bit of work and flair, i was allowed to do AS spanish from scratch (although never did it which i wish i had) so i'm sure there would be no problems..maybe do a bit of french over the summer, just online and reading magazines etc, it all adds up
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    Yeah I don't see why not. I took it as an extra GCSE and could cope easily. Just like other people said, try and do some reading and listening over the summer (try and find things at a GCSE level). Go and ask, and try and get a teacher to help you a bit. I'd go and see the teacher that helped me fairly often and would report back to him regarding coursework and stuff.

    I got an A btw
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    Go for it, if you show interest in the language then I'm sure there will be a teacher willing to work on it with you during breaks or after school.
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    If you're good at languages then you'll find it easy.
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    Go for it, if you're motivated and willing to put in hard work I say why not? To be honest you'll just have vocab and coursework/conversation questions to catch up on that can be done in a much shorter time than what is spent on it in year 10. My only worry for you is that when it comes to learning conversation questions for two languages it may be a bit of a killer. It was annoying enough for me with just one language!
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    If you are able to get an A or A*, then go for it. It's really not that much work. I read through the whole list of vocab minutes before the listening exam; I hadn't touched a French book in a few weeks and it wasn't difficult.
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    Oh Yeah Definitely Go For It
    I Do French After-School Myself, I only started this year, and our class have picked it up well
    Were Predicted B's and A's Now
    So Yeah Defo Go For It
    The worst they can say is no anyways xD
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    As the Dr. Pepper advert goes; 'What's the worst that could happen?'
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    (Original post by Cinqueta)
    Hello,

    I am 15 years old, in year 10 and the summer holidays start on Friday. In year 9 I picked Spanish over French for GCSE which I really regret as I loved French and was really good at it, but the same went for Spanish and I chose one (I could have chosen both but I chose History instead). Now it's the end of year 10 and considering asking the head of languages at school if I could be entered for the French exams at the end of year 11 if I try really hard and study French at home. I would want to do this because I still know more French than Spanish even though I haven't done French for a year, I really like the language and I am going to change schools for Sixth-form and the school I want to go to only does A-level French and not Spanish, and I want to do a language A-level. Would I be able to make up all the work I have missed in French this year or should I not ask? Thank you.
    Do it 100%.

    Get a textbook + a revision guide and it is perfectly simple to self-study.

    In fact I do French and I could have definitely managed by just self-studying.
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    It would be a lot of work (I am in year 11 and doing french gcse btw) but if you love the subject and you tink you will put in the work needed then you should ask your teacher about it. Maybe just have a talk with them about what the gcse would involve and how you think you might cope with the extra work load first of all.

    Definetly go for it if you really want a french A-level because as I am sure you know, you can't do the A-level without the gcse for french. Good luck with your GCSEs.
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    defo take french!
    french is one of the best languages, better than spanih anyway!
    maybe you should consider etting a tutor once a week/fortnight, aswell, so that you can practise speaking and stuff.
    other than that, the contecnt is not that hard at all.
    nebby
 
 
 
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