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    I want to achieve an A* in french. What do i need to get in my coursework and what revision do i need to do so i get A* in the reading and listening exam.

    You need to get near full marks in coursework if you're not so good at exam, which isn't hard as you can get your drafts marked and then improve before they're sent off. For reading and listening exam you'll need A / A* to get an A* overall. Reading and listening exams can be hard for some people but I'd say go on the exam board website and they usually have a vocab list of words you need to know which you can make flash cards or whatever suits you with. Just try and familiarize yourself more day to day with French as a language, it's kind of like when you learnt English as a baby, if you only spent a few hours a week learning it you're not going to get anywhere. To do this, I changed my phone settings to French, I made French friends online who I speak to in French, I watch French cartoons and listen to French songs even just in the background to help your mind become familiar with the accents, the language etc. Hope this helps

    (Original post by John5123)
    I want to achieve an A* in french. What do i need to get in my coursework and what revision do i need to do so i get A* in the reading and listening exam.
    I also want an A* in GCSE French.. the way I'm doing it is working really really hard for the coursework (because you don't need to be good at french to do well in it) and I just use apps like DuoLingo daily to keep my mind refreshed with vocab and grammar.. i find using these apps for about quarter of an hour a day is more effective than doing perhaps a half an hour session per week of memorising vocabulary.

    What my older friends that have achieved A*/A suggest that I do is I learn ten french words a day up until the exam , then I'd theoretically have a 1000 word vocabulary by the time May comes around
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