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    (Original post by Metrododo)
    Yeah my friend applied during Terminale (final year in french system for those interested) and originally got turned down specifically because of the french back, but they called him back around May!

    I'm fully french but lived in London for all my life (mixture of English schools and French lycée - maybe I should make a blog about it too... ). Having done GCSES and sort of prepared A-levels plus the Baccalauréate - I definitely think the A level system is better or maybe the IB as a good compromise. The French Bac tries to be "well rounded" but it fails again by leaving out and discouraging those are just not that good in certain subjects, whilst also not being able to specialise nearly as much as, say, the sciences or maths.
    You're french !! Hi five :P
    Am glad for your friend !! He's better there than here :lol:

    Yes make a blog !! I would be happy to read it , sounds like a really interesting story !

    I think IB is a good compromise too, but definitely nothing like the regular baccalaureate :lol:
    This "well-roundedness" (yes I'm good to invent words !) is absolutely STUPID, and did you see the coeff of the subjects ?? Simply awful, for my scientific baccalureate for ex :
    Maths : 7
    Physics : 6
    Biology : 8
    Philosophy : 3
    English (first choice) : 3
    German (second choice) : 2
    PE : 2
    That's like a depreciate of a few subjects ..
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    Les terroristes qui ont tenté de tuer De Gaulle , les militaires qui l'ont trahi , sont-ils toujours en vigueur ?

    J'ai un ami algérien , il dit qu'il souffre beaucoup de racisme

    Désolé pour mon mauvais français
    Hahaha alors si ça parle histoire ce sera sans moi lol, je suis nulle à ça :lol:

    C'est vrai ?? Mais ton ami il habite où ? Parce que bon, je sais pas trop ailleurs, mais à Paris y a pratiquement zéro racisme tout le monde vit ensemble ici !

    C'est pas grave t'inquiète il est pas si mal que ça ton français ;D

    Translation ! :
    Hahaha if we're talking about history that's without me, I suck at this subject !

    Really ?? But where does your friend live ? Idk about other places but here in Paris there is like zero racism, everyone live together !

    Don't worry it's okay your french is not that bad ;D
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    Hahaha alors si ça parle histoire ce sera sans moi lol, je suis nulle à ça :lol:

    C'est vrai ?? Mais ton ami il habite où ? Parce que bon, je sais pas trop ailleurs, mais à Paris y a pratiquement zéro racisme tout le monde vit ensemble ici !

    C'est pas grave t'inquiète il est pas si mal que ça ton français ;D

    Il vit à Paris, mais dans les banlieues,
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    This is an excellent blog, FrenchUnicorn. Subscribing.
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    Il vit à Paris, mais dans les banlieues,
    Ah mais moi aussi, je suis à 10min de Paris du coup toute ma vie est là bas :P
    C'est bizarre quand même :O il a pas dû avoir beaucoup de chance :/ (I can talk in english if you want you know :lol: ?)

    Edit : translation !

    Me too ! 10min away from Paris so my whole life is there
    That's weird anyway, I guess he's just not lucky
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    This is an excellent blog, FrenchUnicorn. Subscribing.
    Aww thank youuuu ! :hugs:
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    Aww thank youuuu ! :hugs:
    Me too xxx
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Hahaha alors si ça parle histoire ce sera sans moi lol, je suis nulle à ça :lol:

    C'est vrai ?? Mais ton ami il habite où ? Parce que bon, je sais pas trop ailleurs, mais à Paris y a pratiquement zéro racisme tout le monde vit ensemble ici !

    C'est pas grave t'inquiète il est pas si mal que ça ton français ;D
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    Il vit à Paris, mais dans les banlieues,
    Not to rain on your parade, but it's against TSR rules to chat in non-English languages without providing an English translation outside the MFL study help section. I don't mind, but there are some very petty people around who will report posts just to spite people.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Not to rain on your parade, but it's against TSR rules to type in non-English languages outside the MFL study help section without providing an English translation. I don't mind, but there are some very petty people around who will report posts just to spite people.
    And the mods will see that anything posted is non-offensive, and was intended as the medium by which a potential linguist student studying french sought to converse with a native speaker in furtherance of that objective. Short of accusing me of criminal conduct, they would be hard pressed to actually make a complaint stick.
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Not to rain on your parade, but it's against TSR rules to chat in non-English languages without providing an English translation outside the MFL study help section. I don't mind, but there are some very petty people around who will report posts just to spite people.
    I'm sorry I did not know ! I will edit right now to translate, thanks !!

    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    And the mods will see that anything posted is non-offensive, and was intended as the medium by which a potential linguist student studying french sought to converse with a native speaker in furtherance of that objective. Short of accusing me of criminal conduct, they would be hard pressed to actually make a complaint stick.
    No he's right ! I'll translate and you should edit your post to translate too

    (Original post by Hydeman)
    The bar is pretty low -- most cards that you get for minor things are easily reversed on appeal. I just wanted to mention it so that everyone's aware of it. :emo:
    Thanks ;D

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    Me too xxx
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    I'm sorry I did not know ! I will edit right now to translate, thanks !!


    No he's right ! I'll translate and you should edit your post to translate too


    Thanks ;D


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    Very interesting post, very much looking forward to the next one!
    I've been studying in France for the past 9 years, did my Bac last year, I really disliked the French education system, i'm very glad to have gotten away from it now.
    I've heard a lot of horror stories from friends currently in med school in France, sevral of them have already given up and are now completely screwed because the stess was too much for them. I can't pretend to know what French higher education is like, but i'm glad i'll be studying in the UK, I know I could never handle that much pressure
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    Not really interested in the medicine part, just more interested in how you dealt with things. So I'll be subbing.
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    (Original post by apronedsamurai)
    I am now subscribing to your blog
    Thank youuuuu :hugs:

    (Original post by davros1996)
    Very interesting post, very much looking forward to the next one!
    I've been studying in France for the past 9 years, did my Bac last year, I really disliked the French education system, i'm very glad to have gotten away from it now.
    I've heard a lot of horror stories from friends currently in med school in France, sevral of them have already given up and are now completely screwed because the stess was too much for them. I can't pretend to know what French higher education is like, but i'm glad i'll be studying in the UK, I know I could never handle that much pressure
    You did ? That's a good experience !! And I'm glad you enjoy my blog :hugs:

    Oh yeaaah I have a lot of horror stories to tell haha, but it will be for an other time :P
    You better be glad you're in UK haha, the eduction systle here SUCKS !
    What kind of Bac do you have ?
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    Not really interested in the medicine part, just more interested in how you dealt with things. So I'll be subbing.
    Thank youuuu <3 ;D
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    You did ? That's a good experience !! And I'm glad you enjoy my blog :hugs:

    Oh yeaaah I have a lot of horror stories to tell haha, but it will be for an other time :P
    You better be glad you're in UK haha, the eduction systle here SUCKS !
    What kind of Bac do you have ?[/QUOTE]

    Bac S. Lycée really was dreadful; I made some great friends and have some fun memories, but I've lost count of how many times I got screwed over by teachers and the school. My Prof Principale messed up my Ucas application and I had to take a year off after getting no offers to study, I got so angry about it that I very nearly screwed up my whole Bac :/
    Are you still studying in France?
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    (Original post by davros1996)

    Bac S. Lycée really was dreadful; I made some great friends and have some fun memories, but I've lost count of how many times I got screwed over by teachers and the school. My Prof Principale messed up my Ucas application and I had to take a year off after getting no offers to study, I got so angry about it that I very nearly screwed up my whole Bac :/
    Are you still studying in France?
    OH MY GOD MESSING UP WITH UCAS ???? Your teacher is a monster o_____O I know it's probably not on purpose but still ..
    I have a bac S too :3

    Yes I'm studying in France, I'm french I was born there, I'm 20, had my Bac S at 18, went to med school, did one year and a half (one year + retook the year) and dropped out after my results two months ago to apply abroad
    I'm currently working on an entrance exam for a med school in Czech, and I was eligible in a med school in New Zealand (but I want to go to Prague, fingers crossed :P)
    What do you study ?
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    You're french !! Hi five :P
    Am glad for your friend !! He's better there than here :lol:

    Yes make a blog !! I would be happy to read it , sounds like a really interesting story !

    I think IB is a good compromise too, but definitely nothing like the regular baccalaureate :lol:
    This "well-roundedness" (yes I'm good to invent words !) is absolutely STUPID, and did you see the coeff of the subjects ?? Simply awful, for my scientific baccalureate for ex :
    Maths : 7
    Physics : 6
    Biology : 8
    Philosophy : 3
    English (first choice) : 3
    German (second choice) : 2
    PE : 2
    That's like a depreciate of a few subjects ..
    Aha I'll think about.

    I for one actually didn't mind the Bac (S) since I like most subjects, ie languages and philosophy too; but would have really enjoyed doing no biology or chemistry and more maths instead

    Tbf there are some positive things like the "options" if you want to do Greek or Latin and helps get a better average!

    I'm just so excited to go to UCL next year tbh where are you planning on studying already?
 
 
 
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