im taking my gsce's next year(have our options now) and we have to choose between spanish and french, most of my friends are doing spanish but one of my friends speeks french so she could help me. i REALLLLLY want to take spansish but i know more french because ive been doing it for awhile, i want to do spanish but i dont know if it will take up more time than english and maths beause thats what i need the most. i cant drop it because its for this ebac stuff. im 13 and i dont know if ill be able to keep up with it all. i know its abit weird asking a stranger but i need advice if id beable to do it and if i wouldnt give up because im not very good at that! please give me some advice on what i should take and what websites or dvds i could use so i dont drop english or maths because their more important. sorry about my spelling too.
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I would recommend you choose French as you are best at it.
Language GCSE's are hard so make sure you choose your strength.
I know because im in year 9 and all our class have been forced to do early entry French.
In languages there are 6 exams in 4 different types. You have 2 speaking in which you will write paragraphs of text and memorise them to recite in the exam.
You have 2 writing where again you will memorise your paragraphs and you will have an hour to write them out.
You have 1 reading paper where you will have some questions in French/Spanish and you will have to answer them in English.
You will have 1 listening exam where a tape will be played and you will have to listen to the tape and answer the questions in the booklet. These will be mostly multiple choice.
Got my 2 nd writing exam tomorrow wish my luck.
I hope you make the right choice and get amazing grades,
Good luck xxx
Hello, it depends what exam board the school are with; i'm currently studying French, at GCSE level, and Edexcel are a really good exam board; however, we tested ourselves with the OCR and AQA past papers and they seem extremely hard. Spanish, i believe, is supposed to be easier but French is a cool subject to learn. If i was in your shoes, i would pick French otherwise your friends may distract you, like mine, which could make you lose concentration and not reach your full potential