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    Seriously regretting leaving French revision to the last minute but I've had no idea how to revise for it!
    I'm pretty good at French and have managed to get decent grades throughout the year
    Tonight I've revised my grammar and know it pretty well
    I can't revise tomorrow as I've got to work all day WHICH SUCKS!
    Then I have the day before the exam. Do you think I'll be ok if I revise the whole of that day?
    Any tips on how to revise for this exam as I'm completely stumped?
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    (Original post by Hannahlouise1006)
    Seriously regretting leaving French revision to the last minute but I've had no idea how to revise for it!
    I'm pretty good at French and have managed to get decent grades throughout the year
    Tonight I've revised my grammar and know it pretty well
    I can't revise tomorrow as I've got to work all day WHICH SUCKS!
    Then I have the day before the exam. Do you think I'll be ok if I revise the whole of that day?
    Any tips on how to revise for this exam as I'm completely stumped?
    I can't give you any French specific advice as I only did French to N5, although there are a few people on his thread who may be able to help: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4070527 As general advice, I would say 1) ensure you are familiar with the format of the exam. 2) prioritise! Look at which aspects of the exam gain more marks or you are weaker at and focus on them. 3) look at last year's paper and the specimen/exemplar papers if you haven't already(they are all on the SQA website). 4) don't study too much the day before- spend some time relaxing and make sure you get a good sleep! 5) Try not to stress out about it too much(easier said than done, I know!)Remember that you are 'pretty good at French and have managed to get decent grades throughout the year' and be confident in the ability that you know you have!
    Good luck for Monday
    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Labrador99)
    I can't give you any French specific advice as I only did French to N5, although there are a few people on his thread who may be able to help: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4070527 As general advice, I would say 1) ensure you are familiar with the format of the exam. 2) prioritise! Look at which aspects of the exam gain more marks or you are weaker at and focus on them. 3) look at last year's paper and the specimen/exemplar papers if you haven't already(they are all on the SQA website). 4) don't study too much the day before- spend some time relaxing and make sure you get a good sleep! 5) Try not to stress out about it too much(easier said than done, I know!)Remember that you are 'pretty good at French and have managed to get decent grades throughout the year' and be confident in the ability that you know you have!
    Good luck for Monday
    Hope this helps
    Thank you this really gave me the confidence boost I needed! I'll put all these tips to good use on Sunday! Thanks ☺️
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    (Original post by Hannahlouise1006)
    Thank you this really gave me the confidence boost I needed! I'll put all these tips to good use on Sunday! Thanks ☺️
    You're welcome. Glad to be of help
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    Advanced higher frenchie here! I got an A at higher and honestly found it a breeze (then again I'm one of those people who's naturally got a touch for languages) my primary advice is focus on your weakest points. For me this was writing and listening. I would learn phrases and re write them over and over again and this technique seems to be working again this time around. I have tons of sticky notes with phrases dotted around my room and I also fill notebooks with redrafted writings. As for listening practice is the answer. My advice for that would be to ask for a spare sheet of paper to take notes on and if you hear a word that stumps you write it down and try to find it in the dictionary during the break periods where you can "study the questions". You may pick up a lot of marks that way! Same for reading and translation. Translation is often the one people struggle most with and my advice would be to simply read it over time after time (if you have time) and make sure it makes sense in English.

    I'll give you a heads up though, I've got a feeling the exam might be easier for higher this year because I sat higher Italian last week (I did a crash higher because again I really, really like languages and wanted to learn a third) and everyone agreed that the paper was a breeze. The translation was three lines long! Three! At higher! It was an absolute gift of a paper and the writings and reading were actually on subjects we'd studied (for Italian a lot of readings focus on Italian culture which can go over your head a bit if you've never been to Italy). My prediction for the French higher based on my experience with another higher language this year is that the exam may well be a bit easier than we are expecting. I don't want to jinx anything but I'm hoping that might relax you a little and ease your nerves. Fingers crossed its a similarly decent paper! Don't take your foot off the gas completely with revision as my mother would say but keep revising and try to relax a little.

    As for the day before the exam just try and rest. Get a good nights sleep, have a warm bath the night before, have a decent breakfast that morning (banana on toast is my go to) and remember to drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine. Good luck Hun!
 
 
 
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