I'm really not enjoying French A-Level, it's ridiculously hard and I wasn't expecting it to be this difficult. I went from saying "I went swimming" at GCSE to basically having to be fluent at a-level. Not getting very good grades in it is continuously knocking my confidence. How can I make it more bearable? And does anyone know any online resources to help me?
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- Thread Starter
- 07-11-2016 18:56
- 07-11-2016 19:09
hey, i just started french a level too.
there is a gap between gcse and a level and the main thing that's difficult is that at gcse you don't have to know anything - you just memorise controlled assessment. in the first year of a level, you have to learn how to do those things without relying on a 40 words sheet.
no one starts off a levels with perfect grades. that's why it's a two year course - you need time to develop your skills! there is no requirement to be fluent right from the beginning. in fact, you won't be fluent at the end of a level either.
to improve your grades, try speaking to your teacher. there are people in the same boat as you every year and they will be able to give you advice. there are plenty of online resources out there, even doing something as small as listening to french music will improve your grades in the long run. try reading articles about your a level topics to discover new vocab related to what you're studying. the good thing about studying a language at a level is that you can revise in so many more ways than just reading out of a textbook. you can watch tv, listen to music, read books etc and it all counts as revision as long as it's in french