French or Theatre Studies AS level?

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Ok so I know they're really different to each other, but I wonder if there's anyone out there who does one of these subjects already and could help me decide which one to choose for AS level. At the moment I'm sort of leaning on french, cos I haven't done Drama GCSE, but I've still got involved in plays, etc. Its been a dilemma for a while now cos I think I would enjoy both, but I can never really be sure.

Any advice would be extremely appreciated! :)

Posted Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:37 by Ed

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I struggled with the exact same decision when I was picking my AS levels and I decided on French. It looks much better to employers, universities and whatnot. Also, speaking a language is a great skill that can help with so many future careers and hobbies. As interesting and fun as theatre studies would be (and believe me, it would be sooo interesting), unfortunately it's not as widely appreciated and doesn't look quite as impressive. As you say you have in the past, just keep up with plays and you should still be getting plenty of good experience for a career in film. Plus, and this tends to surprise a few people, theatre studies is actually a lot harder to get good marks in. I know a lot of people who took it but really struggled with performing to a standard set by a mark scheme, whereas french is simpler to revise for and get a clear idea of what the examiner wants from you.

I hope I've been useful and you enjoy whichever you decide to do :)

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 18:17 by Laura Critchley
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I think French but whatever makes you happy. What's your career choice? 

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:47 by LP-FTW
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I'm hoping to get into the film industry (ideally on the production side as a writer/director, impossible I know)?

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:50 by Ed
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i guess drama might help a bit more 

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:53 by LP-FTW
Edited by LP-FTW on Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:54
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Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 17:56 by Ed
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Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 18:18 by aliimz
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Thanks Laura, that was really thought-provoking and kind of confirmed my doubts about Theatre Studies (hearing that its considered a 'softcore' subject and all)! Its good to hear from someone who was in the same situation! :)

Answered Thu 31st May, 2012 @ 18:57 by Ed