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AQA AS Level French Unit 1 - 21st May 2015 (AM) Watch

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    Ok so people seem to be thinking that La Publicité is unlikely now, but La Musique is still very likely right?? I'm kinda getting in a panic now bc if La Publicité doesn't come up La Musique is the only other one I'm really confident on........ and if neither come up I am ROYALLY SCREWED
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    I'm actually in A2 and resitting. I got an A last year, but it was a low A and because my target grade for this year is an A*, i've got to get a high A this time round, as A2 is much harder. So, hopefully, 105 ish/110
    Thought you need 80% in AS and 90% in A2 ? (and hence this wouldn't make a difference?)
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    (Original post by Patrick2810)
    Thought you need 80% in AS and 90% in A2 ? (and hence this wouldn't make a difference?)
    My teacher advised I resit, and so I am. Not particularly sure about the percentage required to get an A* overall, but pretty sure that if I get a really high A in my AS exam, and a solid A on my A2, i can just about manage an A*
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    I've looked at how AQA have set out their essays and have found that from 2012 the topic that did not appear as an essay topic in the previous paper will always appear in the next. Since popular culture did not come up last year, I'd say it's a safe bet to assume that something relating to popular culture will be appearing.
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    My teacher advised I resit, and so I am. Not particularly sure about the percentage required to get an A* overall, but pretty sure that if I get a really high A in my AS exam, and a solid A on my A2, i can just about manage an A*
    I believe you need 80% overall and a 90% average in your A2 exams. This system sucks in a way because someone could potentially gather more UMS than someone else and still end up with an A while the other person gains an A* due to their performance at A2.
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    (Original post by Claros)
    I believe you need 80% overall and a 90% average in your A2 exams. This system sucks in a way because someone could potentially gather more UMS than someone else and still end up with an A while the other person gains an A* due to their performance at A2.
    90% in A2?? That seems impossible to achieve...
    You're right, it does suck. I guess resitting gives us an advantage though, particularly with the essays, as our accuracy has defo improved over the course of 2 years! Hopefully we can bag a high A!!
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    90% in A2?? That seems impossible to achieve...
    You're right, it does suck. I guess resitting gives us an advantage though, particularly with the essays, as our accuracy has defo improved over the course of 2 years! Hopefully we can bag a high A!!
    (Original post by Claros)
    I believe you need 80% overall and a 90% average in your A2 exams. This system sucks in a way because someone could potentially gather more UMS than someone else and still end up with an A while the other person gains an A* due to their performance at A2.
    Could any of you pls grade my essay? /35?
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    90% in A2?? That seems impossible to achieve...
    You're right, it does suck. I guess resitting gives us an advantage though, particularly with the essays, as our accuracy has defo improved over the course of 2 years! Hopefully we can bag a high A!!
    I feel pretty confident about the listening and reading, did some practice earlier and found it so much easier than I did last year.

    I ended up with a B last year, being only 1 UMS away from an A. I was advised to resit because I need to get an A overall in order to get into my top choice uni, so hopefully I can gain some extra marks in this exam!
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    What will be the question be like for music?
    Will just be advantages and disadvantages or maybe why we listen to music
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    (Original post by Claros)
    I feel pretty confident about the listening and reading, did some practice earlier and found it so much easier than I did last year.

    I ended up with a B last year, being only 1 UMS away from an A. I was advised to resit because I need to get an A overall in order to get into my top choice uni, so hopefully I can gain some extra marks in this exam!
    Reading and Listening's great, I agree. 1 UMS?? Ouch, well no doubt, you can get an A this time though!
    You mentioned earlier that the paper will be slightly different, that's a bit daunting!
    Are you doing French at uni then?
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    (Original post by naxiv)
    Could any of you pls grade my essay? /35?
    I could look at it, not sure if i could 'grade' it, but sure
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    Reading and Listening's great, I agree. 1 UMS?? Ouch, well no doubt, you can get an A this time though!
    You mentioned earlier that the paper will be slightly different, that's a bit daunting!
    Are you doing French at uni then?
    My teacher believes that there may be fewer questions but they'll be more challenging for us. I don't think it will be anything drastic though.

    I'm actually going to a masters in psychology, but the grades I need are A*AA so this is why I need an A in French this year.
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    (Original post by faizanfaizan)
    What will be the question be like for music?
    Will just be advantages and disadvantages or maybe why we listen to music
    Maybe influence of artists and why do we listen anyway (what's the importance)?
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    I could look at it, not sure if i could 'grade' it, but sure
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    Quels sont les dangers de boire trop d’alcool ? A votre avis, qu’est-ce qu’il faut faire pour réduire la consommation d’alcool des jeunes ?


    Il est impossible de nier que les jeunes ont tendance à boire de l'alcool surtout avec leurs copains - malgré les inconvénients. Je me propose d'analyser les dangers, puis donner mon avis sur les choses qu'on devrait faire de convaincre les jeunes de le consommer moins.

    Il convient tout d'abord de se pencher sur le fait que l'alcool peut coûter très cher. En achetant l'alcool, nous avons l'impression qu'il n'est guère un perte d'argent; au lieu d'acheter un livre, des vêtements, ou tout simplement les objets qui ne sont pas les futilités. Ceci ne représente pas un problème pour moi-même, puisque je sais la valeur d'argent, mais je connais un bon nombre de gens dont ont des soucis en ce qui concerne de l'alcool.

    Une constatation qui s'impose, c'est que l'alcool est lié aux violence conjugales. Selon des études, elles démontrèrent que l'alcool est le cause d'un tiers des divorces. Afin qu'on puisse réduire ce fléau, il devrait être plus de spots publicitaires qui montrent les effets de l'alcool. Au 21eme siècle, il s'agit tout simplement du fast food!

    Nous ne devrions pas oublier que l'alcool a de nombreux effets nocifs sur notre santé y compris les maladies vésicules biliaires, et le crise cardiaque. Quant à moi, c'est dommage qu'il existe pas mal de gens qui continuent de boire de l'alcool malgré n'être pas en forme. Il y a quelques jours, j'ai lu un article qui décrit que l'alcool peut inciter l'accouchement prématuré bien qu'il n'y fût pas d'évidence.

    Maintenant, réfléchissions qu'on peut faire afin de convaincre les jeunes d'arrêter boire de l'alcool.Si les écoles enseignaient les effets de l'alcool au lieu de: les langues et le mathématiques, je suis convaincu qu'il aurait plusieurs avantages. Vu que les écoles de nos jours ne les enseignent pas, les jeunes seront convaincu facilement si leurs amis leur offrirent de boire de l'alcool. D'après moi, le taux de boire parmi les jeunes baisseraient, si ceci est renforçait.

    Ceci ne signifie pas forcément que leurs parent ne devraient pas faire rien, étant donné que c'est à domicile où l'alcool est bu le plus. Je connais de nombreux gens dont leurs parents auraient pas de problème avec eux, s'ils commençaient de boire de l'alcool à domicile ! Je trouve ça dommage puisque les parents devraient protéger leurs enfants : boire de l'alcool n'aide guère. Les parents devraient fixer de règles, en interdisant l'alcool de la maison.

    D'ailleurs, Il est aussi inquiétant que les jeunes aient tendance de boire de l'alcool quand il sont déprimés au lieu de faire un sport: le foot ou le tennis. Les jeunes devraient essayer de faire les autres choses qui auront de nombreux avantages. Peut-etre, la publicité devrait le montrer sur les spots publicitaires qui convaincront les jeunes.

    Après avoir examiné les deux parties de la question donnée, je conseillerais les jeunes d'arrêter de boire de l'alcool bien qu'il puisse tourner autour de leur vies. D'après moi, je ne le boirais pas cependant, les raisons pour lesquelles les jeunes continuent boire de l'alcool sont évidentes: au cause de l'échec scolaire et pour se distraite.
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    (Original post by Claros)
    My teacher believes that there may be fewer questions but they'll be more challenging for us. I don't think it will be anything drastic though.

    I'm actually going to a masters in psychology, but the grades I need are A*AA so this is why I need an A in French this year.
    Ah i see.
    That sounds great, i'm sure you'll get those grades too! I think an early night is necessary today, so, bonne chance
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    (Original post by Saraaa_d)
    Ah i see.
    That sounds great, i'm sure you'll get those grades too! I think an early night is necessary today, so, bonne chance
    Bonne chance!
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    i hope sports come up! i dont think publicity will come up!

    do you think sports could come up if so what type of question?
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    also the people that are saying the layout has changed is that AQA?
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    Right I'm off to bed now. Whatever happens, let's all just stay calm in the exam and do our best! There's no point in panicking. We'll answer everything as best we can and stay calm and that's the best we can do. And there's always the chance to retake if things don't go to plan. Bonne chance à tous! I BELIEVE IN YOU ALL. Night night
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    is this change in AQA? the layout
    (Original post by Claros)
    My teacher believes that there may be fewer questions but they'll be more challenging for us. I don't think it will be anything drastic though.

    I'm actually going to a masters in psychology, but the grades I need are A*AA so this is why I need an A in French this year.
 
 
 
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