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    I start A-levels next week and am REALLY nervous. I've applied to do English literature, English language, History, and French. I am absolutely terrified of starting French. At GCSE I got a B in French. (GCSE: 6 A's, 5 B's, and 1 C in total. B in english literature and history, A in English language.) I'm worried I wont be good enough to study French A-level, and I'd like to get either an A or B at A-level. Is this possible? Also the speaking exams look awful, any advice? Should I do it? Useful tips for studying? Thank you
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    (Original post by Rekishiya4)
    I start A-levels next week and am REALLY nervous. I've applied to do English literature, English language, History, and French. I am absolutely terrified of starting French. At GCSE I got a B in French. (GCSE: 6 A's, 5 B's, and 1 C in total. B in english literature and history, A in English language.) I'm worried I wont be good enough to study French A-level, and I'd like to get either an A or B at A-level. Is this possible? Also the speaking exams look awful, any advice? Should I do it? Useful tips for studying? Thank you
    I've just finished AS French and it's hard but very rewarding. The speaking exams can (and do!) seem daunting at first, but with plenty of practice you can get through them without too many nerves (hopefully!).
    I would advise that you practice vocabulary regularly (Quizlet is an excellent site for this) and be sure not to fall behind. Practice your grammar and do your homework on time and you'll be fine.
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    With a B at GCSE it will be difficult to be honest, i know a lot of people with A*s at GCSE received Ds at AS. That said, if you are willing to work REALLY hard and spend at least 30 mins-1 hour a day reviewing vocab and doing listening exercises on top of homework, there is no reason you wont be able to achieve a B or an A. I found it by far the most demanding a Level but also the most rewarding and it is very well respected by unis. The speaking exam isnt as bad as it sounds, the essays are the killers. I'd give it a go and if you can stay on top of it continue and if not drop it and do something else. Good luck!
 
 
 
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