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I'm not doing well in it at all but I'm told that I will need an A if I'm to get into university. Does anyone doing A level French have any tips for me. An A in French for me does not look likely. Especially not now. And especially not how difficult I'm finding it to study
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Hey, I do a level french edexcel syllabus!


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Hey, I do a level french edexcel syllabus!


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It's good - I got an A in the mock but only just! What about you?
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Hi -fellow frenchie come to join your conversation . I also do the edexcel syllabus, are you guys doing AS or A2 at the moment?
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I also do the Edexcel French syllabus! I'm doing A2 at the moment
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Bonjour à tout

En ce moment, j'étudie AS mais je dirais que mon niveau de français est A2 ish... alors, si vous voulez parler en français, j'essaierai de parler avec vous!

J'étudiais A2 mais il a pris trop de temps, alors j'ai arrêté.
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I'm not doing well in it at all but I'm told that I will need an A if I'm to get into university. Does anyone doing A level French have any tips for me. An A in French for me does not look likely. Especially not now. And especially not how difficult I'm finding it to study
First and foremost, I bet you're doing better in French than you think

What exam board are you on? What do you specifically need tips for? Is it writing, speaking, listening or reading? Identify your weaknesses and then focus on them.

If it's writing then I recommend revising lots and lots of impressive structures including the subjunctive and incorporating a variety of tenses such as the conditional. A good example of this is the use of 'si' clauses, where you have to use the imperfect in the first half of the sentence, followed by the conditional (example: si j'étais riche, j'acheterais....).

Exam boards also love love love it when students use idioms (phrases which have no direct translation into English). It shows you know your stuff and you're thinking in French, not just translating your ideas straight into French.

If it's speaking and listening, then what I found useful was to regularly listen to French music/French radio, listen to/watch French news every day without fail (sounds sad, but it works and does wonders for your pronunciation and the authenticity of your accent). I used websites such as tf1.fr. For speaking practice, record yourself speaking in French and listen back to it - what mistakes did you make (if any)? how could you improve?

As far as reading is concerned, try to read the news on a regular basis (in French of course) and see if you can understand what's going on before you read the English version. You could also try to read a few short stories in French to broaden your vocabulary if you feel like challenging yourself

I hope this helped a little bit! This is what got me through AS
Bonne chance
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Bonjour à tout

En ce moment, j'étudie AS mais je dirais que mon niveau de français est A2 ish... alors, si vous voulez parler en français, j'essaierai de parler avec vous!

J'étudiais A2 mais il a pris trop de temps, alors j'ai arrêté.
Don't scare people with your French, you
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Don't scare people with your French, you
:lol: it wouldn't scare even an ASer
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I didn't do French at A level, but I did German at AS which I've now dropped and ended up getting a D despite achieving an A at GCSE and working really hard for this subject!

I don't think anyone should take a language at A level unless they are genuinely talented at the language
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First and foremost, I bet you're doing better in French than you think

What exam board are you on? What do you specifically need tips for? Is it writing, speaking, listening or reading? Identify your weaknesses and then focus on them.

If it's writing then I recommend revising lots and lots of impressive structures including the subjunctive and incorporating a variety of tenses such as the conditional. A good example of this is the use of 'si' clauses, where you have to use the imperfect in the first half of the sentence, followed by the conditional (example: si j'étais riche, j'acheterais....).

Exam boards also love love love it when students use idioms (phrases which have no direct translation into English). It shows you know your stuff and you're thinking in French, not just translating your ideas straight into French.

If it's speaking and listening, then what I found useful was to regularly listen to French music/French radio, listen to/watch French news every day without fail (sounds sad, but it works and does wonders for your pronunciation and the authenticity of your accent). I used websites such as tf1.fr. For speaking practice, record yourself speaking in French and listen back to it - what mistakes did you make (if any)? how could you improve?

As far as reading is concerned, try to read the news on a regular basis (in French of course) and see if you can understand what's going on before you read the English version. You could also try to read a few short stories in French to broaden your vocabulary if you feel like challenging yourself

I hope this helped a little bit! This is what got me through AS
Bonne chance
Sorry. I've been quite busy recently. My exam board is OCR


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First and foremost, I bet you're doing better in French than you think

What exam board are you on? What do you specifically need tips for? Is it writing, speaking, listening or reading? Identify your weaknesses and then focus on them.

If it's writing then I recommend revising lots and lots of impressive structures including the subjunctive and incorporating a variety of tenses such as the conditional. A good example of this is the use of 'si' clauses, where you have to use the imperfect in the first half of the sentence, followed by the conditional (example: si j'étais riche, j'acheterais....).

Exam boards also love love love it when students use idioms (phrases which have no direct translation into English). It shows you know your stuff and you're thinking in French, not just translating your ideas straight into French.

If it's speaking and listening, then what I found useful was to regularly listen to French music/French radio, listen to/watch French news every day without fail (sounds sad, but it works and does wonders for your pronunciation and the authenticity of your accent). I used websites such as tf1.fr. For speaking practice, record yourself speaking in French and listen back to it - what mistakes did you make (if any)? how could you improve?

As far as reading is concerned, try to read the news on a regular basis (in French of course) and see if you can understand what's going on before you read the English version. You could also try to read a few short stories in French to broaden your vocabulary if you feel like challenging yourself

I hope this helped a little bit! This is what got me through AS
Bonne chance
Thank you. Do you think it can be done in a month?


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Thank you. Do you think it can be done in a month?


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Maybe! I guess it depends
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