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    (Original post by XTim96)
    Thanks again, for helping with my gcse french queries
    Any website where you can test your vocabulary for French will improve your grade significantly. What I did was use the website Memrise which a basically a website full of flashcards. Your exam board will have a long list of vocabulary on their specification that they can test you on in the exam. They can't test you on vocab outside of this list. For AQA it was like 1850 words or something, and these flashcards were luckily pre made on Memrise (someone else had already made all these flashcards and they were free to use so I didn't have to waste time making flashcards!).

    I started Year 11 on a D in French, but I managed to learn around 1000 of the words throughout the year (I probably started learning in November just before December mocks). I ended up with an A* in French, with an A in listening and an A* in reading (I got 43/45 in the exam!) plus 2 A*s in speaking and writing to bump up my grade.

    My advice for French would be:
    - Use a flashcard site and learn as much of the vocab on the specification as possible.
    - Work HARD on your coursework if you have any because this could bump up your grade significantly, I think I got full marks on writing which really helped.
    - Past papers - as many practice questions as you can! My plan was to do loads of past papers the weekend before the exam but I couldn't because I was vomiting due to how nervous I was! Leave extra time so this doesn't happen to you, you can't rely on the weekend before and you have to allow for illness etc.
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    (Original post by XTim96)
    Thanks again, for helping with my gcse french queries
    I used duolingo, tbh I think it's simply a waste of time. What I found to be better was going through reading past papers and then highlighting words i didn't know/came up frequently, and then memoriing these words. Also, you can do it as a competition, by writing these words on a flashcard and then seeing how many seconds it takes to do them all.
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    get good coursework and learn a bit of vocab and you'll get an A. if you are smart enough, you'll be able to deduce the meaning of alooooot of words by looking at the structure and their links to english and latin. 45% of all English words, so ya know lmao
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    (Original post by romansholiday)
    Any website where you can test your vocabulary for French will improve your grade significantly. What I did was use the website Memrise which a basically a website full of flashcards. Your exam board will have a long list of vocabulary on their specification that they can test you on in the exam. They can't test you on vocab outside of this list. For AQA it was like 1850 words or something, and these flashcards were luckily pre made on Memrise (someone else had already made all these flashcards and they were free to use so I didn't have to waste time making flashcards!).

    I started Year 11 on a D in French, but I managed to learn around 1000 of the words throughout the year (I probably started learning in November just before December mocks). I ended up with an A* in French, with an A in listening and an A* in reading (I got 43/45 in the exam!) plus 2 A*s in speaking and writing to bump up my grade.

    My advice for French would be:
    - Use a flashcard site and learn as much of the vocab on the specification as possible.
    - Work HARD on your coursework if you have any because this could bump up your grade significantly, I think I got full marks on writing which really helped.
    - Past papers - as many practice questions as you can! My plan was to do loads of past papers the weekend before the exam but I couldn't because I was vomiting due to how nervous I was! Leave extra time so this doesn't happen to you, you can't rely on the weekend before and you have to allow for illness etc.
    So would you advise me printing out the edexcel spec for french words i need to know and in addition using sites like memrise and apps like duolingo daily?
    Alongside frequent completion of past papers?
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    (Original post by XTim96)
    Thanks again, for helping with my gcse french queries
    Duolingo + http://www.memrise.com/home/ + Good coursework = Guaranteed A*
 
 
 
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