Help improving French? (A-level)

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[And AS retakes]

Hey!
So, I got a D in my French AS but it's a subject that I want to do at university and despite planning on retaking it, my teachers are predicting me a C, whereas, ideally, once I sit my retake I'm aiming to achieve a B or, if at all possible, an A overall..

And one of my two French teachers think that I wouldn't be able to do it and has told me such in no uncertain terms, but well, I'm definitely willing to prove them wrong.

So, I was wondering if anyone had any tips for (drastically) improving my French in time for my January mocks or at least before the June exam??

Particularly in improving the accuracy of my written French as that's something that I seem to struggle most with?
(I received high marks in the listening and reading portions of my AS exam, but it was the essay that let me down..)

Thank you so much in advance for any advice!
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Grammar grammar grammar.

La grammaire est essentielle.

Selon moi, après que tu l'as appris, toutes les choses seront bien.

Mais si tu ne l'apprends pas, je ne pense pas que ce soit possible de réussir (actually that's a lie, depends on your definition of success)
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Watch French series! The Returned (les revenants) is really good! and practice speaking - I often just walk round my house speaking french to myself
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Do you keep a diary or journal? If so write that in french, and maybe ask your teacher to check the grammar if you don't mind them reading it? also when talking to other members in your class on facebook/text etc. talk to them in french, it will make writing become more natural!
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Thank you so much for the advice!

I've bought the text book 'Action Grammaire' to help me with that aspect of things but I'm very much taking all suggestions into account! e.g. I'm looking into French movies, series, literature etc. As well as taking to writing in French more often to practice as well.

Merci!
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I'm doing the same, I got a C at AS level and I'm re-sitting that because I need at least a B (preferably an A), what exam board are you doing? And can anyone suggest how much time outside of lessons would be needed to pull my grade up?
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(Original post by mica-lwe)
I'm doing the same, I got a C at AS level and I'm re-sitting that because I need at least a B (preferably an A), what exam board are you doing? And can anyone suggest how much time outside of lessons would be needed to pull my grade up?
I too got a C and would like an A, I have a tutor outside of school to help with AS topics for my resit. If you're dedicated then easily spare half an hour a day, create a vocab list and learn a page a week and revise a grammar topic a week
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