Results are out! Find what you need...fast. Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey! Sign in to get help with your study questionsNew here? Join for free to post

French Edexcel 19 June 2012

Announcements Posted on
Applying to Uni? Let Universities come to you. Click here to get your perfect place 20-10-2014
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by jackyblueyes)
    me too as I need a B or an A! so nervous, would you mind sharing what you found online?? and I'm sorry but no my teacher didn't predict anything else but from my own predictions I would say maybe something to do with either prisons and festivals maybe...
    Of course, I learnt this off by heart.. i think it has some great structures and points you can include if it came up. http://masanteinfo.info/arguments-en...vortement.html

    I was thinking prisons as well, actually!
    arts/sports, technology, religion, schools, parent, freedom of expression, go abroad and books has already been done.

    I know OGM came up on one of the other edexcel language exams, so maybe that'll come up?

    So i think im going to study,
    l'avortement,
    OGM,
    drug trafficking,
    prisons

    do you know if extreme sports is the syllabus?!
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    does anyone know roughly the grade boundaries for unit 4 ?
    • 2 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    omg if style comes up i'm screwed, we never did that at all!!
    I hope role/importance of character comes up
    the film part is the one im nervous for, the translation and discursive are okay, but there's always one word that throws people off, one year it was 'sniffer dog'...
    • 3 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by RebeccaRat)
    omg if style comes up i'm screwed, we never did that at all!!
    I hope role/importance of character comes up
    the film part is the one im nervous for, the translation and discursive are okay, but there's always one word that throws people off, one year it was 'sniffer dog'...
    I thought that was the old format of the translation, whereby you had a passage to read beforehand and then you could pick out key words from there.
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    so i'm learning l'avortement, L'OGM et la legislation du cannabis essays off by heart and learning the importance of a character and stylistic techniques essays off by heart - is this a bad idea?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by :)J)
    Of course, I learnt this off by heart.. i think it has some great structures and points you can include if it came up. http://masanteinfo.info/arguments-en...vortement.html

    I was thinking prisons as well, actually!
    arts/sports, technology, religion, schools, parent, freedom of expression, go abroad and books has already been done.

    I know OGM came up on one of the other edexcel language exams, so maybe that'll come up?

    So i think im going to study,
    l'avortement,
    OGM,
    drug trafficking,
    prisons

    do you know if extreme sports is the syllabus?!
    i don't think it is. I think extreme sports was on the A.S syllabus if I remember rightly
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by :)J)
    does anyone know roughly the grade boundaries for unit 4 ?
    June 2010: 66/100 for A, 75/100 for A*
    June 2011: 69/100 for A, 78/100 for A*

    So if you get 8/10 for translation and 35/45 for each essay, you'd probably get 117/130 UMS on this paper (A*/90%)
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Who will be marking these papers? Becuase i've studied a region and the book Joffo, but I am really bad at writing about books so I am going to answer on the region. If I make up a few facts will they realise?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    What could I say about style in L'avare/L'etranger?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bananacustard20)
    The only "main" questions they could ask us for literature that haven't come up are either a character or the style of the book/play and considering Spanish got character, i'd put good money on ours being style!

    What did everyone study for the literature essay?
    L'Avare! you? It's ok, not terrible, not brilliant in my opinion. To be honest I quite like the style and structure question, I'm hoping it comes up! Any ideas for the discursive?
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by :)J)
    so i'm learning l'avortement, L'OGM et la legislation du cannabis essays off by heart and learning the importance of a character and stylistic techniques essays off by heart - is this a bad idea?
    Do you think these will come up? We haven't even touched upon the legalisation of cannabis.. oh gawd

    freaking out a little now! :afraid:
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hotfrog5)
    L'Avare! you? It's ok, not terrible, not brilliant in my opinion. To be honest I quite like the style and structure question, I'm hoping it comes up! Any ideas for the discursive?
    You did L'avare too? What would you write if a style question comes up?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Annyone?

    I've got to learn most of the regional stuff today, but can I make up a few facts? They aren't going to check if I say 'fishing contributes to 12% of the industrial revenue' are they?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by hotfrog5)
    Do you think these will come up? We haven't even touched upon the legalisation of cannabis.. oh gawd

    freaking out a little now! :afraid:
    They're my predictions, tbh, it can be anything! I'm hoping its l'avortement or les OGM, but who knows :confused: I haven't gone over legalisation of cannabis either yet - Im an external student so it sucks to try figure all this out.

    All i know is that OGM came up in the spanish edexcel exam.

    Im hoping its style/characters for RBE because i dont know any themes or social background to my book eeek
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    Does anybody know what the topic for the essay was last year?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    This exam is actually ridiculous it's such guess work! Why don't we have listening and reading like the other exam boards
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by robthefool)
    Annyone?

    I've got to learn most of the regional stuff today, but can I make up a few facts? They aren't going to check if I say 'fishing contributes to 12% of the industrial revenue' are they?
    I'm not doing regional but my guess if as long as your fairly realistic it should be ok, at the end of the day they have tones of papers to mark they don't go into that much detail.
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Soph(:)
    This exam is actually ridiculous it's such guess work! Why don't we have listening and reading like the other exam boards
    heyy, do you know roughly what we need to get to get an A?
    • 1 follower
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by bugsy12)
    heyy, do you know roughly what we need to get to get an A?
    I could be wrong but rougly between 60-70 (depends on how easy or how hard the paper is though!)
    • 0 followers
    Offline

    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Soph(:)
    I could be wrong but rougly between 60-70 (depends on how easy or how hard the paper is though!)
    ah okay thanks! What book have u done for the literature? Also do you happen to know what the essay topic was last year to try eliminate some topics for this year?

Reply

Submit reply

Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: July 29, 2012
New on TSR

Personal statement help

Use our clever tool to create a PS you're proud of.

Article updates
Reputation gems:
You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.