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    I don't think AS French fits into the option blocks my school have given me, and I am certain I want to do an AS. Given the fact that I will be simultaneously studying History, Politics, Economics and doing an EPQ, does it sound reasonable that I could teach myself a year of AS French in order to achieve an A grade?
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    I would say no unless you are already semi fluent.I just did it this year and came out with a D after getting an A at Gcse.its a huge step up with a lot of complex grammar and vocabulary. To do this on top of your other 4 and achieve an A seems very improbable

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    I did it this year with a teacher and it was hard enough. I think in order to do it you would have to be sososo committed because it is a HUGE step up from GCSE. If you really want to do it, see about asking a teacher at school to tutor you, or a student who is going to do AS French who can photocopy their worksheets and stuff.
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    No, the way that they examine you is very specific so it's not even so much fluency that you require, it's technique and you ideally need a teacher for that.

    I have just finished my A levels and ended up with a C in French, because even though I got As in both orals and a B in my AS paper, I got a U at A2 writing. A level French is really hard, definitely think a lot before taking it on by yourself!
 
 
 
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